One Read at Ragtag Cinema: "Blue Collar"

Monday, September 18 › 5:30 p.m.

Columbia, Ragtag Cinema, 10 Hitt St.

Ragtag presents a free screening and discussion of Paul Schrader's ferocious debut "Blue Collar." In this year's One Read selection, author Angela Flournoy delivers a dynamic portrait of a large Detroit family. Their experiences give us a glimpse into the complicated story of their hometown. To further illuminate that history, we're screening this angry, insightful 1978 drama about three Detroit autoworkers (Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel and Yaphet Kotto) who are fed up with their union. When they retaliate, they discover disturbing truths about the union, themselves and the system. A post-screening discussion will be led by Dr. Avila Hendricks, professor at Lincoln University and a Detroit native. Dr. Hendricks is the daughter of a Detroit auto-industry worker and grew up in a neighborhood near the area featured in "The Turner House." (Rated R, 114 minutes)


Registration: Not required.