Roger and Me

Published Katie - Sun, 02/20/2011 - 5:16pm

The Gainesville branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) will screen the film "Roger and Me" on Tuesday, February 22nd at 8:00pm at the Civic Media Center.

"Roger and Me" (1989) is Michael Moore's first documentary film. The film shows the story of General Motors as it turns its hometown of Flint, Michigan into a ghost town. Michael Moore, a Flint native, seeks to discover why GM would want to do such a thing. He attempts to meet the chairman, Roger Smith, and invite him out for a few beers to "talk things over.” In between his efforts to see Smith, Moore, the son of a Flint autoworker, takes us on a bizarre journey through Flint accompanied along the way by Ronald Reagan, Miss America, Pat Boone, Bob "Newlywed Game" Eubanks, and TV evangelist Robert Schuller--all of whom show up to save Flint from destruction. (

The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) is a radical union that was founded in1905. The IWW's first organizers included such notables as Mother Jones, Eugene Debs, Lucy Parsons and Big Bill Haywood. The IWW is open to workers of all occupations, including the unemployed and has always welcomed women, African-Americans, and immigrants to their ranks. Gainesville IWW members will be present to discuss the union and will have merchandise for sale. (

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 8:00pm
$3-5 donation