Film: Harlan County USA

Friday, October 26, 2018, 7pm

 

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 3pm & 7pm

 

Free Admission!
 

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.

 

No reservations are required. Seating is first come, first serve. 

 

This film is a part of Film for Thought, a series of screenings sponsored by the Advancing Intercultural Studies project and the UCR Center for Ideas and Society through a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

UCR ARTS, Culver Center of the Arts
3824 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501

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