American Factory

2019, 115 minutes, Digital, NR

Language: English and Mandarin with English subtitles

Director: Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert

Distributor: Netflix

Join the Baltimore Museum of Industry at the SNF Parkway Theatre for a special event screening and discussion of 2019 Maryland Film Festival selection, American Factory! Free with RSVP.

In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.

American Factory is one of those rare documentaries that creates an indelible portrait of the particular moment in which it’s made, while also revealing something more essential about the world in which it exists. Emmy winning filmmaking team, Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar expertly explore the wild culture clash that ensues when this distinctly Chinese company sets up shop in the heart of middle America.”
– Scott Braid, Maryland Film Festival Director


Sundance Film Festival
Maryland Film Festival


Directing Award, Documentary
Sundance Film Festival