(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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Scottish Storytelling Centre
Wed 3 May
Full Price - £8.00
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