Harlan County, Usa (Widescreen) (Criterion Collection Region 1) - Kopple, Barbara
Releasedatum: 23 mei 2006
Barbara Kopple’s Academy Award–winning Harlan County USA unflinchingly documents a grueling coal miners’ strike in a small Kentucky town. With unprecedented access, Kopple and her crew captured the miners’ sometimes violent struggles with strikebreakers, local police, and company thugs. Featuring a haunting soundtrack—with legendary country and bluegrass artists Hazel Dickens, Merle Travis, Sarah Gunning, and Florence Reece—the film is a heartbreaking record of the thirteen-month struggle between a community fighting to survive and a corporation dedicated to the bottom line.
New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director-producer Barbara Kopple. Audio commentary by Kopple and editor Nancy Baker. The Making of “Harlan County, USA,” a new documentary featuring interviews with Kopple, crew members and strike participants featured in the film. New video interview with legendary bluegrass singer-songwriter Hazel Dickens. Never-before-seen outtakes from the film. New video interview with director John Sayles. A panel discussion from 2005 Sundance featuring Kopple and Roger Ebert. New essays by film scholar Paul Arthur and music journalist Jon Weisberger. Original theatrical trailer.
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