Thursday, March 29th, 2018
Harlan County USA (1976) Directed by Barbara Kopple
Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.
Barbara Kopple’s Academy Award–winning Harlan County USA unflinchingly documents a grueling coal miners’ strike in a small Kentucky town. With unprecedented access, Kopple and her crew captured the miners’ sometimes violent struggles with strikebreakers, local police, and company thugs. Featuring a haunting soundtrack — with legendary country and bluegrass artists Hazel Dickens, Merle Travis, Sarah Gunning, and Florence Reece — the film is a heartbreaking record of the thirteen-month struggle between a community fighting to survive and a corporation dedicated to the bottom line. - Criterion Collection
Free with $5 suggested donation.