Class Issues

Judith Helfand

Chicago suffered the worst heat disaster in U.S history in 1995, when 739 residents — mostly elderly and black — died over the course of one week…

Melina León

Set in 1988, in a Peru wracked by political violence and turmoil, Melina León’s heart-wrenching first feature recounts what occurs after a newborn…

Ken Loach

Ken Loach (“I, Daniel Blake,” “The Wind That Shakes the Barley”) again empathically explores the British working class in “Sorry We Missed You,” a…

Sydney Pollack

In Depression-era America, desperation spawned a bizarre fad: the dance marathon. Couples competed to stay on their feet for thousands of hours,…

Ash Mayfair

In late-19th-century Vietnam, 14-year-old May becomes the third wife to a wealthy landowner. She quickly learns that she can gain status and…