Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

The Last Truck: The Closing of a GM Plant

Year: 2009
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 40 minutes

The Last Truck:  The Closing of a GM Plant

Julia Reichert is a three-time Oscar® nominee who teaches film at Wright State University in Dayton, about 20 minutes from the General Motors Moraine assembly plant. When it was announced in June 2008 that the giant factory would be closing, she and Steven Bognar recruited a crew from Wright State and started filming immediately. The result of their collaboration is a wrenching documentary about the effects of the plant's closing on its workers and the community-at-large. In THE LAST TRUCK, workers talk about their pride in their jobs, their fear for the future without them, and especially their sorrow over losing the "family" they've worked with on the factory floor. Reichert and Bognar put human faces on stories that have become painfully familiar, precipitated by globalization and the loss of American manufacturing. – B.B.

CIFF34 Screenings

Friday, March 26, 2010 at 7:15 PM

Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 4:20 PM

Julia Reichert, Steve Bognar

Julia Reichert is a professor of motion pictures in the theater arts department at Wright State University. Steven Bognar is an independent filmmaker and media arts educator, and a former assistant professor of media arts at Antioch College.

"A Lion In the House" (2006), THE LAST TRUCK: THE CLOSING OF A GM PLANT (2009)

Julia Reichert, Steve Bognar

Steve Bognar

Steve Bognar

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This film is presented with the generous support of JUDY SHEPHERD.

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