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Chicago Theatrical Revival
HARLAN COUNTY, U.S.A.
A new 35mm print!
Best Documentary Academy Awards 1976
"Terrifying" -Village Voice
"Powerful, sometimes heartbreaking" -Film Threat
"A great American document, but it's also entertaining" -Roger Ebert
"It earned its Oscar as a dramatic, involving story, full of tough and appealing characters." -Chicago Reader
"This is one of the clearest arguments for why unions are crucial." -Time Out Chicago
"There have been few better movies about labor struggles before or since...Harlan County recalls a past that was somewhat less cynical, more hopeful, than our own, with people who were passionate about justice and the ways to get it." -Chicago Tribune
Barbara Kopple's groundbreaking documentary Harlan County, U.S.A, details the worker's strike at the Brookside mines in Harlan, Kentucky, in the early 1970's. Portraying a classic twentieth century conflict between labor and management, it chronicles the efforts of coal mining families to win a United Mine Workers contract. We see the emotions and changes, which occurred during their strike, and finally, we realize that their valiant efforts is only a year out of a lifelong struggle.
Directed by Barbara Kopple, U.S.A., 1976, 35mm, 103 mins.