Here’s how to see the only public Dayton viewing of ‘American Factory’

A web site for obtaining free public passes for the first Dayton screening of “American Factory” is now up.

Tickets can be obtained by going to this web site.  The address is

According to information passed along by Steve Bognar — one of the local filmmakers responsible for the award-winning Netflix film — it is recommended that users sign up as a “guest,” to move the process along faster.

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Those seeking tickets should choose to select 1 or 2 free tickets.

Passes can be printed at home, or guests can go to the will call area at the Victoria Theatre, and your name should be on the list, Bognar said Wednesday.

The only local screening will be 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Victoria Theatre, 138 N Main St., Dayton.

“American Factory,” of course, is the documentary about Moraine manufacturer Fuyao Glass America — created by Yellow Springs filmmakers Bognar and Julia Reichert and their colleagues.

The Dayton screening will be two days before Netflix is set to stream the documentary. (The official trailer can be seen here.) The Dayton event will be free, Netflix has said.

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Invitations to the local showcase are being sent, Netflix has said. The company has not said how many public tickets or passes will be set aside.

Fuyao employees and their families are expected to have a certain allotment of tickets.

The film offers a glimpse into the the creation of the Chinese-owned automotive glass-factory that was built in the same factory that once housed a General Motors assembly operation off West Stroop Road, and the documentary has received wide acclaim nationwide. Bognar and Reichert were nominated for an Academy Award for their work about the demise of the GM plant, the HBO film “The Last Truck.”

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company in partnership with Netflix acquired the film in April. Higher Ground has said the documentary will be included in the company’s inaugural slate of film projects.

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