Audience Selection: Life on the Breadline
12 February 2014
These films show the struggles, poverty and heartache suffered after losing your job, trying to find work or scraping by.
The Time & Motion exhibition looks at working life and the changes in work/life balance, careers and economy caused by new technologies and the breakdown of the typical 888 working day. Artists in the show include Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen, Harun Farocki, Oliver Walker, Blake Fall-Conroy, Sam Meech, Molleindustria, Jeff Crouse and Stephanie Rothernberg, Andrew Norman Wilson and The Creative Exchange
The winning film from the shortlist will be screened as part of the Time & Motion film programme on 26 February so make sure to vote for your favourite! To vote, either use the comment section below or let us know your choice on Facebook or Twitter. Voting forms are also available on the ground floor of FACT.
The Grapes of Wrath
A poor family is forced off their land during America’s great depression and must travel across the country to find work
This Italian classic see’s a man and his son search for a stolen bike which is vital for his career.
A defense worker struggles with unemployment and the various flaws he sees in society. He psychotically and violently lash out against everyone around him leading to a violent conclusion.
Everything Must Go
After being fired from his job, he begins to sell all his possessions in an attempt to restart his life.
The Full Monty
Unemployed steel workers form a male striptease group to earn money after they loose their jobs
Charlie Chaplin’s 1936 classic silent film about ‘the tramp’ struggling to live in a newly industrialised society.
The true story of a single mother who becomes a lawyer and single handily brings down a major Californian company who are polluting the states water.
The Big Lebowski
‘The Dude’ is mistaken for a millionaire and is forced to accept a one time job with a high pay off.
Withnail and I
Two ‘resting’ actors decide to escape the squalor of their Camden flat for an ‘idyllic’ holiday in Withnail's uncle Monty's country cottage.
Lena Dunham (Girls), wrote, directed and stared in this story of a recently graduated student who returns home while she is trying to decide what to do with her life.