Programs 24-27 - Every Fold Matters, a Stunning Live Multi-Media Experience


  • Union Docs 322 Union Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11211 United States

Programs 24, 25, 26, and 27.

The Workers Unite Film Festival is proud to present

EVERY FOLD MATTERS, a live performance with film by Lizzie Olesker and Lynne Sachs, that looks at the charged, intimate space of the local laundromat and the people who work there.  At the crossroads of a New York City neighborhood, we meet four characters in a laundromat – a uniquely social and public space that is quickly disappearing from our changing urban landscape.  Based on interviews with laundry workers, Every Fold Matters uses fiction and documentary elements to explore stories of immigration, identity, money, stains and dirt.  Featuring acclaimed downtown actors Ching Valdes-Aran, Jasmine Holloway, Veraalba Santa, and Tony Torn, design by Chris Maltby, film editing by Amanda Katz, producing by Nick McCarthy and original music derived from the sounds of a real, working laundromat by Stephen Vitiello.

5/13 @ 8pm

5/14 @ 8pm

5/15 @ 3pm *Followed by a special screening of As You Pass By, an exploration of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, and Precarious Workers Pageant, a short film by Setare S. Arashloo, filmed during the Venice Biennial, to highlight the abuse and exploitation of workers in Abu Dhabi, especially on the new Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Gehry.

5/16 @ 8pm

You can purchase your tickets to four different performance dates on Eventbrite here.