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.