Tattered Cover Classic: Harlan County USA
USA, 1976, 103 Minute Running Time
Plays Sunday, September 7th at 2pm
Hosted by Howie Movshovitz
Presented by Tattered Cover Bookstore and KUNC Radio
Tickets are now $1.00 and available for purchase.
Barbara Kopple’s stunning (and Oscar-winning) documentary gets inside a bitter coal miners’ strike in the heart of Appalachia (Harlan County, Kentucky wasn’t called “bloody Harlan" for nothing). The film has an impressive reach. Kopple pays attention to the woman whose men are on strike; she follows miners to New York where they picket the offices of the Duke Power Company (again in the news for something other than good behavior); she covers the violence-marred election between Tony Boyle and Jock Jablonski for the presidency of the United Mine Workers. This is an essential American film.
DIRECTOR: Barbara Kopple