Listening at the Luncheonette

Americans from all walks of life gather at diners, cafeterias, and coffee shops to discuss identity and the challenges of building community.

Premiere Date
March 1, 1998
180 minutes
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    1996 International Documentary Association (IDA)-Distinguished Achievement Award
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    The Film

    Set in six luncheonettes around the country, this series lets American people define and express themselves as common themes emerge. Wisconsin Ojibwa, Hispanic New Mexicans, California fishermen and longshoremen, Chinese immigrants in New York, striking workers in the Midwest, and the deaf in Seattle speak with wit, fervor, and anger about rights lost and reclaimed, cultures under assault, and building community.