Harlan County, U.S.A.

Harlan County, USA


(1976, Dir. Barbara Koppel)

30 years after its release, this film still packs a wallop. Sure, it’s a one-sided approach to the miners of Eastern Kentucky and their struggle to unionize, but ultimately, Kopple’s cameras portray the issue as an American one – where capitalism refuses to bend to the wishes of its laborers. Also features an incredible score of union songs.



Posted on June 9, 2006, in Film log. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: