The plight of several Long Island families struggling with the economic downturn will take to the big screen on HBO Monday night.
HBO will premiere the documentary "Hard Times: Lost on Long Island" at 9 p.m. Monday. The film - which - chronicles the struggles of local families who are struggling with unemployment, the aftermath of housing foreclosures and more in suburbia.
Marc Levin, the film's director, hails from the South Fork hamlet of Amagansett, and according to a statement released by him and fellow producer Daphne Pinkerson, the film "spotlights the challenges facing highly skilled, well-educated Long Islanders who lost their jobs" following the economic downturn.
Huffington Post reports Pinkerson and Levin make the claim the documentary combats the stereotype that the unemployed are lazy. It's their third movie in a set of films focused on labor issues, with the previous two focusing on the decline of New York City's garment industry and and a viewpoint on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911.