Next week, Becky & I will review Harlan County, USA.
This 1976 film by Barbara Kopple is one that a lot of folks have written in to say they’d like to watch. So get your Netflix inboxes ready! Review will be up on Monday.
“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.”
From Criterion Films