Harlan County U.S.A.

Harlan County U.S.A.

This film documents the coal miners' strike against the Brookside Mine of the Eastover Mining Company in Harlan County, Kentucky in June, 1973. Eastovers refusal to sign a contract (when the miners joined with the United Mine Workers of America) led to the strike, which lasted more than a year and included violent battles between gun-toting company thugs/scabs and the picketing miners and their supportive women-folk. Director Barbara Kopple puts the strike into perspective by giving us some background on the historical plight of the miners and some history of the UMWA.

A filmed account of a bitterly violent miner strike. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki


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Mike S (es) wrote: Whilst it's not Spinal Tap, and it's not as funny as Gervais' live material, Life on The Road captures the funny awkwardness of the David Brent character and provides enough laughs along the way with its mockumentary style. The music, which is supposed to be bad, is still quite enjoyable and Gervais has to be applauded for writing, directing, starring and singing.

Richard G (fr) wrote: Fantastic film from a part of the world that we don't see very often...the "Unitary semi-presidential republic" of Georgia. Beautiful music and very well-crafted film-making.

neil L (de) wrote: Scary and unique ghost film. Very cool

Jamie I (ca) wrote: Accents away! Sigh! I love the accents of the UK so in this flick Jamie Bell is the winner here. He's not exactly a good guy or a bad guy. In fact it's difficult to tell who is the good guy or the bad guy. Sam Jackson looks weird with his snow white hair. And this movie made me realize how unattractive Hayden Christensen actually is. Yucky. I thought the relationship between David and Mary was wholly underdeveloped and the explanation was thrown at you really quickly. Like "Oh shit, we forgot to do this!" I don't know if I would recommend this.

Yannis A (us) wrote: A very interesting and widely unknown story.

Jeff B (de) wrote: Francois Ozon tries his hand at reverse chronology and does an excellent job of capturing the subtle nuances of human behavior and emotion. An outstanding cast and wonderful soundtrack complete the picture.

I am A (it) wrote: bad stereotyping :( not punk at all... kind of a kick in the ass to punk and real anarchists, because this is not what we believe in!

FilmGrinder S (it) wrote: 49% Although, the movie has a...decent cast, It never really entertained me. I will say this, the Dick (who I don't care for at all, and Cain for that matter), played the best role I've seen him in.

Greg W (mx) wrote: this is one of three movies bottoms made in 1971-not bad 4 a newomer

Greg W (it) wrote: good suspenser but I prefer this original classic 1960 version

Jeff J (ca) wrote: What started out exciting and intriguing ended up with another cliche typical slasher film. Boring.

EricDonna M (br) wrote: What a powerful story of Faith and beliefs.

Guillaume H (mx) wrote: I was sure for the last 25 years this would be dumb, predictable, and ugly. Turns out, its mostly well written, creepily riveting and consistently atmospheric and stylish (as in, a style of its own). What damage a terrible vhs cover could yied...