Controversial film on Wal-Mart to be screened Nov. 16 in Middletown

| 28 Sep 2011 | 03:02

    MIDDLETOWN — The controversial new film “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price” will debut at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 37 North Street in Middletown. The event is part of an grassroots effort that will see over 3,000 screenings across the nation from Sunday, Nov. 13 to Saturday, Nov. 19. Immediately following the screening, there will be a group discussion about the effect the superstore is having on Orange County and the entire nation. The film is the newest one from director and producer Robert Greenwald, and the first from his new venture, Brave New Films. It takes the viewer on a deeply personal journey into the everyday lives of families struggling to fight against a goliath, from a small business owner in the Missouri to a preacher in California, from workers in Florida to a poet in Mexico. Dozens of film crews on three continents bring the story of an assault of families and American values. Current and former employees, managers and executives tell all about the corporation’s inner-workings. The film is based on individual human beings, all over the world, at all levels of society, telling their story in very personal terms. Reservations are required. RSVP online at