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Movies at the Grange: Harlan County USA (Talk, Lecture)
Lopez Island Grange #1060, Lopez
May 16, 2018, 7:00pm

Barbara Kopple’s Academy Award�"winning Harlan County USA (circa 1976) 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.

Movies shown on the Grange's new movie screen!
FREE, donations accepted and added to the Grange's building maintenance fund. Popcorn served.