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ADVISORY: Sen. Merkley, Policy Experts to Join CAP for an Advance Screening of HBO Documentary “American Winter”

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Contact: Katie Peters
Phone: 202.741.6285
Email: kpeters@americanprogress.org

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Washington, D.C. —  On Wednesday, March 6,  the Center for American Progress’s Reel Progress film series will host an advance screening of “American Winter,” a new HBO documentary film from Joe and Harry Gantz, the producers of the Emmy® Award-winning Taxicab Confessionals.

American Winter” follows the personal stories of families struggling in the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Filmed over the winter of 2011-12, the film presents an intimate snapshot of the state of the nation’s economy as it is playing out in the lives of many American families, and reveals the human consequences of cuts to social services, the decline of the middle class, and the fracturing of the American Dream. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with policy experts and the film’s producer and director, as well as audience Q&A.

CAP’s Reel Progress screening is being hosted  collaboration with The Nation, the Raben Group, and the National Association of Social Workers. We will be collecting nonperishable canned goods at the registration table, which will be donated to DC Central Kitchen. We invite all attendees to bring nonperishable food items with them to the theater.

American Winter will premiere nationally on Monday, March 18, 2013, on HBO at 9:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific.
Click here
to view a short trailer of the film.

WHO:

Welcoming remarks:
Tara McGuinness, Executive Director, Center for American Progress Action Fund; Senior Vice President for Communications, Center for American Progress

Introductory remarks:
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

Panelists:
Joe Gantz, Producer and Director, American Winter
Nick Hanauer, Partner, Second Avenue Partners
Sheryl Brissett Chapman, Executive Director, National Center for Children and Families
Melissa Boteach, Director, Half in Ten and Poverty and Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress

Moderator:
Greg Kaufmann, The Nation

WHEN:

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
6:30 p.m. ET – 9:00 p.m. ET

WHERE:

Landmark E Street Cinema
E Street between 10th and 11th Streets, NW
(entrance on E Street between 10th and 11th Street)
Washington, D.C. 20005
Map & Directions

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For additional information, contact Katie Peters at kpeters@americanprogress.org or 202.741.6285.

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