Monday, March 7, 2011

SXU continues 2010-11 film series with “Norma Rae”

Sixth installment in “Working on Film” series

Chicago (March, 2011) Saint Xavier University will screen the 1979 film “Norma Rae” on Thurs., March 17 in McGuire Hall, Warde Academic Center, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago.
Admission is free and open to the public.

Directed by Martin Ritt, “Norma Rae” tells the story of a factory worker from a small town in Alabama who becomes involved in the labor union activities at the textile factory where she works. The film stars Sally Field in the titular role, Beau Bridges as Norma Rae's husband, Sonny, and Ron Liebman as union organizer Reuben Warshowsky. Sally Field won both an Academy Award and a Best Actress Award from the Cannes Film Festival for her performance.

“Norma Rae" is the sixth of seven movies in SXU's 2010-11 film series, “Working on Film.” This year’s film series offers an array of screenings that shed light on the experience of labor: how and where people work and the ways that work affects personal life. These stories of work span 80 years of film making and stretch across the globe, linked by the universality of work and human dignity. "Baran” is the final film in the series.

For more information, contact Film Series Director Alison Fraunhar, Ph.D., at or (773) 298-3083.



Jay Foot, Executive Director of Media Relations
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