Exit Zero: A Rough Cut Screening
A Rough Cut Screening Friday, April 12 | 2:00 pm -4:00 pm | McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall
Director Chris Boebel, Producer Christine Walley
Exit Zero offers an unusually intimate look at the lasting effects of deindustrialization in the United States, and the ways that Americans talk – and fail to talk – about social class. Using home movies, found footage, and a first person narrative, the film interweaves the stories of multiple generations of filmmaker Christine Walley’s family in the once-thriving steel mill community of Southeast Chicago. It conveys the devastation brought about by the collapse of the steel industry and its long-term social and environmental impacts.