Wed, May 1, 7:15pm; AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Co-sponsored by WILL Empower (Women Innovating Labor Leadership); CLUW, DC CLUW, CHESAPEAKE CLUW, CSA's Building Futures/Women in the Trades and UNITE HERE Local 25
“A Winning, Rambunctious Comedy About Work in America.”*
Lisa (Regina Hall) is the last person you'd expect to find in a highway-side "sports bar with curves,"-- but as general manager at Double Whammies, she's come to love the place, and its customers. An instinctive den mother, she nurtures and protects her ‘girls’ on the staff fiercely -- but over the course of one trying day, her optimism is battered from every direction... Double Whammies sells a big, weird American fantasy, but what happens when reality pokes a bunch of holes in it? "While it is a very specific story in many ways, I hope that anyone who's ever worked for a living will relate," says director Andrew Bujalski. "Most of us have to buy/sell one crazy 'concept' or another to pay our bills, and some days, you're not sure if your humor and dignity will survive to the end of the shift..."
*Danny King, The Village Voice
DIR/SCR Andrew Bujalski; PROD Houston King, Sam Slater. U.S., 2018, color, 91 min, 35mm. RATED R