Campaign for America's Future

NOVEMBER 10, 2005
11:01 AM

CONTACT: Campaign for America's Future
Ron Eckstein or Jessica Mantooth, 202-955-5665

D.C. Premiere of 'Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price'; Morning News Conference, Evening Screening to be Held Nov. 15

WASHINGTON - November 10 - The Campaign for America's Future (CAF) will host the Washington, D.C. premiere of "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price" on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The new film, produced and directed by Robert Greenwald, takes viewers behind the glitz of Wal-Mart's television ads and new P.R. offensive. The film takes viewers on a deeply personal journey into the everyday lives of families struggling to fight against a goliath.

The Washington screening is one of more than 6,000 taking place at house parties, churches and community centers across the country next week. For a full list, visit

On the morning of the screening, CAF will host a news conference with Greenwald, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), and Red Ersy, the owner of four family-run grocery stores which were put out of business by Wal-Mart. Ersy will talk about the devastating impact of Wal-Mart on communities. Sen. Kennedy and Rep. Miller will discuss efforts in Congress to improve the working conditions of Wal-Mart employees and low-wage workers across the country. Greenwald will show clips of the film and answer questions from reporters.

WHAT: News Conference

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 9:30 a.m.

WHO: Participants:

-- Producer/Director Robert Greenwald

-- Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.)

-- Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.)

-- Red Esry, former grocery store owner from Hamilton, Mo.

WHERE: The Mansfield Room (S-207), U.S. Capitol


WHAT: Washington, D.C. Premiere of "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price"

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14, 701 Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.


EDITOR'S NOTE: Because space is limited for the 7:30 p.m. screening of the film, reporters are asked to reserve seats as soon as possible. DVDs will be available, upon request, for reporters unable to attend the 7:30 p.m. screening.