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2961 16th St. (btwn. Mission & Capp Sts.) San Francisco, CA 94103.
BUTTE, AMERICA:Added to the calendar on Sunday Oct 17th, 2010 9:52 PM
THE SAGA OF A HARD ROCK MINING TOWN
(67 minutes) A New Documentary - Directed by Pamela Roberts
Sat. November 6, 2010 - 8:00 pm – One Night Only!!
Victoria Theatre in San Francisco
The drop-down menu under “Butte, America” includes a one-minute trailer.
Former San Francisco based (now in Montana) Emmy-nominated, (ISHI: THE LAST YAHI) Producer/Director Pamela Roberts’ new film BUTTE, AMERICA tells the epic tale of Butte, Montana, once the world’s largest producer of copper, and known as the town that “plumbed and electrified America,” "the Gibraltar of Unionism," the “Pittsburgh of the West.” Co-written by Eugene Corr and Edwin Dobb and narrated by Irish actor Gabriel Byrne, BUTTE, AMERICA brings to life the saga of a world-class mining town where corporate capitalism battled organized labor, Irish and other ethnic groups came together to form a full-blown urban industrial dynamo, and human appetite laid waste to land and water, yielding fortunes for a few and a tragic environmental legacy for the people left behind. These people are the heart of the Butte story - miners, their families, and the working class neighborhoods they created. From battling mine owners to braving the ups and downs of global markets to surviving death, injury, layoffs, and shutdowns, they forged a community whose toughness, tolerance, and solidarity embody the unique spirit of the place called “The Richest Hill on Earth” and speak to what's increasingly missing in American life today.
BUTTE, AMERICA is a Rattlesnake Productions release, runs 67 minutes and is not MPAA rated. Plays in San Francisco on Sat., Nov. 6, 2010 at 8:00 pm at the Victoria Theatre,
2961 16th St. (btwn. Mission & Capp Sts.) San Francisco, CA 94103. Cost: Film only: $15
(Students/$10). Tickets also on sale, as available, night of show! The Victoria Theatre is located a half-block from the 16th Street BART Station
Box Office: To purchase tickets go to: http://www.victoriatheatre.org for info: 415/ 863-7576
Please join the filmmakers, sponsors, and special guests at a festive pre-show reception at the Victoria Theatre from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Libations, appetizers and traditional Irish music by
The Gas Men. http://gasmenmusic.com/ Pre Reception plus film: $25 (Students/$15).