“Roger & Me” film by Michael Moore

    January 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Loft Cinema
    3233 East Speedway Boulevard
    Tucson, AZ 85716

    Featuring a live post-film Skype Q&A with Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore! Brand new 25th anniversary digital restoration!

    Michael Moore triumphantly burst upon the moviemaking scene in 1989 with the groundbreaking hit Roger & Me, a hilarious, penetrating forerunner of the American independent film movement which was inducted to the 2013 National Film Registry by the Library of Congress and the National Film Preservation Board.

    In this alternately comic and tragic documentary, Moore doggedly and hilariously tried to do what every working stiff dreams of: talk to the man at the top. His efforts to meet General Motors Chairman Roger Smith and persuade him to visit Flint, Michigan, frame a film that brilliantly uses biting humor to illuminate bitter truth. While slyly lampooning corporate America, Roger & Me exposes the devastating first stirrings of the economic tsunami that swallowed Flint, Detroit and all of southeastern Michigan. (Dir. by Michael Moore, 1989, USA, USA, 91 mins., Rated R)

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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