American Factory is a Netflix original documentary that shows what happens when a Chinese billionaire reopens a new General Motors plant in a struggling Ohio town and staffs it with 2,000 blue-collar Americans. Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert picked up a directing award at Sundance earlier this year for this absorbing look at a historic economic project in which high-tech China and working-class America collide. The Landmark, 10850 Pico Blvd., Rancho Park; Fri., Aug. 23, various showtimes; $12-$15; (310) 470-0492, landmarktheatres.com.
Also opening Friday, August 23:
Brittany Runs a Marathon, Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles, Freaks, Genèse, Jacob’s Ladder, Jawline, Tigers Are Not Afraid, Vita & Virginia