Movie about Market Basket walkout to premiere next month

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

BOSTON (AP) — A documentary on one of the most remarkable work stoppages in U.S. labor history will hit the big screen in Boston.

"We the People: The Market Basket Effect" will be shown in select Boston area theaters April 14. The distributor, FilmBuff, says it will also be released on-demand.

The documentary chronicles the feud within the family that owns and operates the Market Basket grocery chain and an ensuing 2014 walkout by employees loyal to ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.

Market Basket employees had walked off the job not for better pay or benefits, but solely because they wanted their boss back. The standoff ended with Demoulas' reinstatement.

Producer Nick Buzzell says he was "blown away" by the walkout. Actor and Massachusetts native Michael Chiklis narrates the film.