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'Walmart Movie' Screening Saturday in Altadena

A screening of "Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price" will be held Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at The Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.

As debate in the community continues over the Walmart Neighborhood Market set to open at Lincoln Ave. and Figueroa Dr. in Altadena, is holding a special screening of the documentary "Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price" this Saturday at 11 a.m.

As the title suggests, the film does not show Walmart in a positive light.

The 2005 film was made by Robert Greenwald of Brave New Films, a political activist and filmmaker who is behind a slew of other muckracking documentaries as well. His Walmart film was well-received by critics, with a 93-percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The documentary follows Walmart employees, shoppers and small business owners, among other people who have been negatively affected by the retail giant.

The New York Times wrote a piece about Walmart's response to the documentary, which included creating a sort of public relations war room staffed with political campaign veterans. Read about it here.

Check out the trailer above, and if you're interested in going to the screening, RSVP by calling (626) 798-6236. The screening is organized by members of the group Save Altadena.

The Coffee Gallery is located at 2029 Lake St. in Altadena.

Justin Robertson July 20, 2012 at 09:21 PM
It's my understanding that the screening is actually at 10:00am tomorrow morning, not 11am as mentioned in your article.
Cassandra Morris July 20, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Hi Justin- The flyer that I received about the screening said 11 a.m. Do you have new info about the event?
Jeanette Lamb July 21, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Justin is right, Cassandra. The time has been changed to 10am. It will be at the Coffee Gallery Backstage on Lake Ave, just 2 blocks north of New York on the west side of the street.
Aviva Rosenbloom July 21, 2012 at 08:21 PM
The film was excellent. I was surprised that very few people attended, and that nobody's contact info was taken by the organizers. Thanks, A.P., for keeping us up to date on all sides of this issue, and for bringing our community together in what I perceive is an unprecedented way.
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