Harlan County USA

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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. – Janus Films

  • Country USA
  • Language English
  • Year 1976
  • Running Time 103 minutes
  • Director Barbara Kopple