AMERICAN FACTORY

Steven Bognar | Julia Reichert | Jeff Reichert

In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned GM plant and hires 2,000 blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.

FRONT-RUNNER

Currently, the Oscar experts have “American Factory” winning in a landslide. In my personal opinion, I don’t think it has enough heart to bring in the voters, something “Honeyland” and “For Sama” both have. I could see this one going in a different direction than the pundits are predicting.

Steven Bognar

2009 (82nd)Best Documentary (Short Subject)“The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant”NOMINEE

Julia Reichert

1977 (50th)Best Documentary (Feature)“Union Maids”NOMINEE
1983 (56th)Best Documentary (Feature)“Seeing Red”NOMINEE
2009 (82nd)Best Documentary (Short Subject)“The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant”NOMINEE

Jeff Reichert

NONE

RELEASE DATE
January 25, 2019

DIRECTORS
Steven Bognar
Julia Reichert

STUDIO
Netflix

TV-14

DOCUMENTARY
110 minutes

OSCARS CHALLENGE
Viewed on January 16, 2020
Streamed from Netflix on MacBook Pro

FILMS LEFT

34

DAYS LEFT

25

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