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|Salt of the Earth--free banned movie screening|
|Date||Wednesday March 29|
|Time||9:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
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|3030 B 16th St @ Mission (across from BART)|
The League of Pissed-Off Voters presents Ironweed Films
A New Monthly Film Night @ Station 40
3030 B 16th St @ Mission (across from BART)
Last Wednesday of every month, 9pm
On March 29, come to the launch of a new monthly film night. On the
last Wednesday of every month, we'll watch and discuss indie films
collected by Ironweed Film Club that deal with progressive political
issues in powerful and entertaining documentaries, animation and
Ironweed Film Club is a new service that puts
together DVDs of socially-conscious films in order to inspire activist
actions and bring together progressive communities throughout the US
through monthly screenings.
This month's DVD includes "Salt of the Earth," the only banned film in
American history, an animated short involving a peanut singing the
free trade economics blues, and a short about a multiracial family
dreaming of an identity other than 'other'.
We'll also be drinking beer and eating popcorn.
See you on Wedensday the 29th!
"Salt of the Earth"
This 1954 classic independent film, the only banned film in American
history, is as famous for the events surrounding it as for its radical
ideas. Salt of the Earth, based on real events surrounding a zinc
miners' strike in New Mexico, was filmed against opposition from the
government and the movie industry by a group of blacklisted
filmmakers, including Herbert J. Biberman of the Hollywood Ten, Paul
Jarrico, and Michael Wilson.
Working with limited resources in a hostile environment (including the
deportation of their leading lady in the middle of filming), these
filmmakers managed to create one of the most important films in
American history, a compelling drama that focuses on themes that went
unmentioned in 1950s popular culture: Latino civil rights, women's
issues, and labor relations. Salt of the Earth is a landmark film, one
of 100 American films chosen to be preserved by the Library of
Congress, a film as relevant today as it was 50 years ago.