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MATEWAN

Wed 3 May

£8.00

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(John Sayles, 1987, USA)

Perhaps the greatest film ever made about the labor movement, John Sayles’ drama is a poetic and deeply humane treatment of the coal miners’ strike in 1920. Union man Joe Kenehan arrives in the small town of Matewan just as a major dispute kicks off between the Stone Mountain Coal company and its workers.

Can Joe convince the local miners to stand together with the newly-arrived black workers and Italian immigrants (shipped in as cheap labour), or will the different communities tear each other apart? A profound, moving masterpiece of political cinema, Matewan remains a hugely relevant exploration of solidarity amongst communities under enormous pressure.

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Location:
Netherbow Theatre
Scottish Storytelling Centre

Category:
Film

Date:
Wed 3 May

Price(s):
Full Price - £8.00
Concession £6.00
Storytelling Centre Supporter - £5.50

Start Time & Duration:
5.30pm (135mins)

Additional Info:
15+

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Wednesday 3rd May 2017 - 17:30

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