Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 17th at 6:20p for We the People: The Market Basket Effect at the Somerville Theatre. Look for Dan wearing a multicolored shirt in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
“We the People: The Market Basket Effect” traces the events that led 25,000 employees and 2 million customers across New England to stand behind embattled CEO Arthur T. Demoulas and wrest control of a multibillion dollar grocery empire from an activist board of directors led by Artie T.s cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas.
Can regular people band together to alter the balance of power in a major corporation, or is the case of Market Basket a fairytale victory? Narrator Michael Chiklis – who was born and raised in Lowell, where Market Basket began – weaves through on-the-ground footage and thoughtful expert analysis to find out.