Labor Day at Ciné-Club : La Loi du marché

Labor Day at Ciné-Club : La Loi du marché


Monday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Free admission - Donations encouraged
This event takes place online - zoom links will be emailed the morning of the event

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To join our Zoom session at 6:30 PM, click here: https://af-chicago.zoom.us/j/88305882801?pwd=Q0NnSmxiaVFVb1NHMTljdkVUd1dwQT09

For more information on how to participate in Ciné-Club, please see the "about" section at the bottom of this page.

Welcome back! In honor of the holiday, we'll be taking a look at a film that puts the struggles of the working class front and center. Stéphane Brizé's realistic morality tale is a story about a good-hearted man placed in a difficult situation when his new job incentivizes him to rat out on his coworkers. Will solidarity prevail? This week's film is...

La Loi du Marché ("The Measure of a Man", 2015)

Rent on Vudu, YouTube, or Amazon Prime

What would you do to provide for your family? 51 year-old Thierry has been laid off from his factory post and still has a family to feed. When he accepts a new job as a security guard at a supermarket however, he is given an uncomfortable ultimatum - spy on his coworkers for the benefit of his boss or face falling back into unemployment. Will Thierry turn on his colleagues to keep food on the table?

Featuring a Palme d'Or-worthy performance from Vincent London, this chic social drama asks important questions about where loyalty lies in a cutthroat society of capital and competition. What would you do? 

Let's talk about it! 

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ABOUT CINÉ CLUB:

Isn’t it time you caught up on all those French cult classics you’ve been meaning to watch? If you’re a cinéphilefrancophile, or just looking for some fun conversation in these isolating times, we’ve got you covered.
Each week, we’ll reveal the film up for discussion by Wednesday on our social media and the events page of our website. We’ll also include some context to consider while watching, and some links for where to view it. You’ll have the rest of the week to watch the film independently and then we’ll group up online via Zoom on Monday at 6:30 PM to discuss. BYOB (or W). Sound good?  

For the sake of inclusivity, the discussion will be in English. When you register, we’ll send you a link for accessing the conversation group. Come full of thoughts or just full of ramblings – we’ll take either, or both! 

Discussion will be led by Matthew Jackson, a former AF culture intern. Matthew studied film at the University of Chicago and spends most of his time blathering about movies online.