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Downeast (2013)




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Set during an era of U.S. post-industrialization in which numerous factories have been exported, Downeast focuses on Antonio Bussone's efforts to open a processing factory in rural Maine. (c) Official Site


Critic Reviews for Downeast

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An exposé of how the financial structures that make businesses possible in America seem to conspire against genuine good will and non-self-serving ambition.

March 9, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Redmon and Sabin carefully tease apart the insidious process of American deindustrialization, and by the end of the film the threads they unravel reveal how the free market can choke like a noose.

March 8, 2013 | Full Review…

It's a tale of hope, frustration and disappointment that reminds us that behind all those big numbers are real human beings.

March 7, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An elegy for a vanishing emblem of what once characterized this country's vitality.

October 4, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

At a time when manufacturing jobs are moving out of the U.S. or disappearing altogether, the entrepreneur who attempts to open a local plant is a hero.

December 7, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Self-interest butts heads with class interests, in this solemn investigative documentary shedding light on how the collusion of local politicians and conflict of interest outsourcing brought down the economy and plant workers in a depressed Maine town.

March 8, 2013 | Full Review…

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