Higgins Labor CLASSics | Blue Collar (1978)

Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 3:00pm

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Browning Cinema

About the film: Blue Collar (1978)

When Detroit autoworkers Zeke Brown (Richard Pryor), Jerry Bartowski (Harvey Keitel) and Smokey James (Yaphet Kotto) decide to rob their own union, they are initially disappointed by the relatively small haul. However, upon closer inspection, the three amateur thieves discover that they have made off with something potentially much more valuable than money: the union's ledger, filled with bogus figures and links to organized crime. Should they blackmail the union or go to the authorities?

About the Series

The Higgins Labor Program's FILM CLASSics series features important films—at least one per semester—that probe questions of work, class, economics, identity, politics, daily life, and solidarity. Whether old or new, celebrated or obscure, famous or forgotten, these titles merit presentations in a social setting and on a big screen. 

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