Michael Moore Gives "Windows and Doors" Employees the Hollywood Treatment

About 200 of the workers were in attendance at a private screening of the film, Friday, on the North Side

By Andrew Greiner
|  Saturday, Sep 26, 2009  |  Updated 12:15 PM CDT
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Republic Windows & Doors Sit-In Featured in Moore Doc

Filmmaker Michael Moore new film "Capitalism: A Love Story" opens September 25.

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The 240 workers who staged a sit-in last year at Republic Windows and Doors have already gotten attention from the national media.

Now they’ve gotten the Hollywood treatment.

That is, if you consider Michael Moore “Hollywood.”

Moore’s new film, “Capitalism: A Love Story,” includes a segment on the six-day sit-in that ended when Bank of America agreed to pay $1.35 million toward their pensions. Moore's camera crew was the only media allowed in the building during the protest.

About 200 of the workers were in attendance at a private screening of the film, Friday, on the North Side, the Sun-Times reports.

The factory has been back in the news lately after CEO Richard Gillman was charged with scheming to bankrupt his own company.

Gillman was originally hit with a $10 million bond, but that figure was reduced to $5 million and he managed to post the requisite 10 percent on Friday to leave jail.

Moore’s film opens in wide release next weekend. 
 

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