The foreclosure film “American Winter” is coming to Tacoma, where foreclosure is two times Washington state’s average rate. Tickets are free and the film will be shown at the Grand Cinema October 24, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
The event is sponsored by the Pierce County Foreclosure Prevention Roundtable, which is a collaborative group of foreclosure prevention service providers and allies working in Pierce County to prevent foreclosure and help the community deal with its effects.
The film is directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Joe and Harry Gantz (Taxicab Confessions, The Defenders), and it follows the personal stories of eight families struggling in the wake of the economic downturn. Shot over the winter of 2011-12 in Portland, Oregon, this powerful film reveals the human impact of budget cuts to social services, rising poverty and economic inequality, and the fracturing of the American Dream.