Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies Matinee: 2nd Sundays @ Federal Way Library
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2:00 PM, Sunday, July 14, 2019
Location: Federal Way (click for map)

“Class Dismissed” unpacks the narrow working class representations from American television’s beginnings to today’s sitcoms, reality shows, police dramas, and daytime talk shows. The film explores the ways in which race, gender, and sexuality intersect with class and how those interpretations negatively shape cultural attitudes and public policies that directly affect the lives of working-class people. A discussion led by Cooper T. Sealy, Lecturer of Cinema and Media at the University of Washington, will immediately follow the film screening.

“Class Dismissed” is part of the program, Meaningful Movies Matinee, a social justice documentary film and discussion series aimed at educating and engaging the Federal Way community every second Sunday.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Federal Way Libraries.

Special Guests: Cooper T. Sealy, Lecturer of Cinema and Media at the University of Washington

Release Year: 2005

Running Time: 65

Director: Loretta Alper

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