>• Real-life folks who got the ax—not by George!—bare their souls in the film.
JOINING THE CAST
Air’s producers placed ads seeking recently fired people to tell their stories. “I thought I was filming a documentary,” says former auto-company staffer Arthur Hill (below right).
SHARING THEIR PAIN
“People realize that they are not alone when they see the film,” says Marlene Gorkiewicz (center), an ex-airline worker.
MEETING GEORGE CLOONEY
“We all went for cocktails,” says ex-engineering director Kevin Pilla (left). “He [thanked] us for participating. I thought, ‘Are you kidding—who wouldn’t?'”