As goes Janesville

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  • Includes public performance rights.


  • Examines the effects of a General Motors plant closing in Janesville, Wisconsin on that town's economy and the morale. Documents efforts by politicians and business leaders to generate new development and create jobs for the disenfranchised auto workers.


  • Documentary.
  • Program content: c2012.
  • Broadcast on the television series: Independent lens.
  • Includes theatrical version (88 min.) and broadcast version (54 min.).
  • Theatrical version includes audio commentary with producers producers Brad Lichtenstein and Nicole Docta and editor Leslie Simmer.
  • DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation; stereo, Dolby digital plus.
  • Closed-captioned; audio described (broadcast version only).


  • Extra features: Original 10-minute trailer -- Deleted scenes -- Behind the scenes -- "Bizlab" takes on the issues : Pay them less? ; Stakeholders ; Incentives -- Interview excerpts with GM executive Diana Tremblay -- Congressman Paul Ryan talks about the movie -- ITVS study guide -- About 371 Productions and Kartemquin Films -- DVD credits
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