Virgil Films has announced the Blu-ray release of American Made Movie, a documentary that examines the decline of manufacturing in the U.S., as well as the towns and people hit hardest in the harsh new economy. The film arrives on Blu-ray on May 20th.
Official Synopsis: American Made Movie explores the impact of American manufacturing on both ordinary citizens and the national economy. As employers struggle to compete in the global economy, moving operations overseas and slashing work forces at home, it feels like no one is fighting for American jobs, especially in manufacturing. Nathaniel Thomas McGill and Vincent Vittorio's film argues against this trend, focusing on the positive impact of domestic manufacturing jobs on national and local economies in the face of great challenges.
The documentary reached 22 million people through the press while promoting last year's theatrical release and 32 city bus tour. The tour focused on the impact that consumers have on the health of their local communities as well as the nation at large. Preceding the national theatrical release of the film, the tour promoted the value of American manufacturing and highlighted organizations and employers within communities that uphold those values. The tour informed communities of the issues at hand as well as illustrated the opportunity for every citizen, whether an entrepreneur, student, or stay at home mom, to be a part of creating a better America.
Virgil Films President Joseph Amodei negotiated the distribution deal for the film with Life Is My Movie Entertainment. Amodei said, "While the headlines in recent years have painted a grim picture of manufacturing in the U.S., American Made Movie reveals the nation's core trait remains optimism and a can-do attitude. We are proud to bring this important film to the public."
Tech specs and special features have yet to be detailed.