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Laborfest: Film: The Ballad of Joe Hill
Date Wednesday July 15
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
ILWU Local 34 Hall, 801 Second St., San Francisco. Next to baseball stadium. Walk the one mile from Market on Second or on the Embarcadero to 801 Second Street or take public transportation:
T or N train from Embarcadero Station to Second and King Station;
30 or 45 bus from Market and Fifth Streets (Powell Station) to end of line at Townsend between Fourth and Third, then walk one block to Second Street;
47 bus which starts at North Point at Fisherman’s Wharf, travels on Van Ness, 11th St, Bryant and ends at Cal Train Station at 4th and Townsend, then walk on Townsend 2 blocks to Second Street;
10 bus which runs from Van Ness on Pacific to Battery, on Battery to Second St to Third and Townsend, so get off at Second Street and Townsend. Also runs from 25th and Potrero, on Cesar Chavez St, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Townsend to Second Street.
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Author
FilmWorks United International Working Class Film & Video Festival
The Ballad of Joe Hill
(1971)(115min)(Sweden) by Bo Widerberg (1930-1997)
This year is the 100th anniversary of the death of troubadour and union organizer Joe Hill (1879-1915). His songs still resonate today in the US and around the world. This dramatic film tells his story as an immigrant coming to the United States. This rarely seen Academy Award nominated film is about an ingenious immigrant labor organizer who is framed on a murder charge in a highly sensationalized trial with little evidence. Despite worldwide appeals by the King of Sweden and the President of the USA, Hill is martyred by a Utah firing squad after one of the most controversial capital punishment trials of the 20th Century. Today, on the hundredth anniversary of his death the state of Utah has reinstituted the firing squad. Despite the bullets that ended his life, his legacy, humor, principles and solidarity with workers of the world live on.
Awards: Won 1971 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize
Nominated for Palme D'Or and at BAFTA, the UN Award
See also:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-bo-widerberg-1260030.html
http://www.laborfest.net/2015/2015schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Thursday Jun 18th, 2015 9:57 PM
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