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May Day Film: Harlan County USA
Date Thursday May 05
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
ATA 992 Valencia at 21st
Event Type Screening
ANSWER Film Series- in celebration of May Day
"Harlan County, USA"

This film documents the coal miners' strike against the Brookside Mine of the Eastover Mining Company in Harlan County, Kentucky in June, 1973. Eastovers refusal to sign a contract—when the miners joined with the United Mine Workers of America—led to the strike, which lasted more than a year and included violent battles between gun-toting company thugs/scabs and the picketing miners and their supporters. Director Barbara Kopple puts the strike into perspective—giving some background on the historical plight of the miners and some history of the UMWA. 1976, 103 min.

$5 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Call 415-821-6545, for more info.
Added to the calendar on Thursday Apr 21st, 2005 3:07 PM

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