Past Event

Hard Times: Lost on Long Island

A Reel Progress Screening

6:30 - 8:00 PM EDT

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the following event has been cancelled.

Though the recession officially ended in summer 2009, the fallout continues for some 25 million unemployed and underemployed Americans, many of whom worked their way up the corporate ladder, achieving the middle-class American Dream, only to see it slip through their fingers.

Directed by Emmy® winner Marc Levin and produced by Emmy® winner Daphne Pinkerson, Hard Times: Lost on Long Island follows four families on Long Island—often labeled the birthplace of the post-war suburban American Dream—as they struggle to find work amidst shrinking finances and declining morale.

Please join the Center for American Progress’s Reel Progress film series, in partnership with HBO Documentary Films, for this screening. Following the film, producer Daphne Pinkerson will join CAP Senior Economist Heather Boushey and moderator Gadi Dechter, CAP’s Managing Director of Economic Policy, for a discussion on the effects of the recession on the middle class and the struggle to reach the American dream.

Daphne Pinkerson, Producer, Hard Times: Lost on Long Island
Heather Boushey, Senior Economist, Center for American Progress

Gadi Dechter, Managing Director of Economic Policy, Center for American Progress