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At the beginning of the 20th century, coal was the engine of American industrial progress.
Harlan County WarShowtime Ent. 2256693 #ad - What follows is one of the most violent, bitter and notorious union battles in history. Factory sealed DVD. Academy award-winning actress Holly Hunter stars as Ruby, the wife of a coal miner in Harlan County, Kentucky. With no end to the violence in sight, Ruby decides to fight the company her own way. After two senseless deaths, the union calls a strike against the mining company.
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S. Testerman and police chief sid hatfield sided with striking miners against agents of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency, who attempted to evict the miners from company-owned housing. During a street battle, seven Baldwin-Felts agents, Mayor Testerman, and two miners were shot to death. Hatfield became a folk hero to Appalachia.
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Matewan The Criterion Collection Blu-rayThe Criterion Collection #ad - Hamrah factory sealed DVD. Shrink-wrapped. Factory sealed DVD. S. When the town of matewan’s miners go on strike, in his screen debut arrives to help them, Appalachia born and immigrant, uniting workers white and black, organizer Joe Kenehan Chris Cooper, while urging patience in the face of the coal company’s violent provocations.
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Matewan The Criterion Collection Blu-ray #ad - Written and directed by john sayles lone star, this wrenching historical drama recounts the true story of a West Virginia coal town where the local miners’ struggle to form a union rose to the pitch of all out war in 1920 With a crackerjack ensemble cast—including james earl jones, matewan taps into a rich vein of Americana with painstaking attention to local texture, David Strathairn, and Will Oldham—and Oscar nominated cinematography by Haskell Wexler In the Heat of the Night, Mary McDonnell, issuing an impassioned cry for justice that still resounds today.
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Matewan The Criterion CollectionThe Criterion Collection #ad - Shrink-wrapped. When the town of matewan’s miners go on strike, appalachia-born and immigrant, uniting workers white and black, organizer Joe Kenehan Chris Cooper, in his screen debut arrives to help them, while urging patience in the face of the coal company’s violent provocations. Shrink-wrapped. Written and directed by john sayles lone star, this wrenching historical drama recounts the true story of a West Virginia coal town where the local miners’ struggle to form a union rose to the pitch of all-out war in 1920
Director-approved two-dvd special edition features • new 4k digital restoration, supervised by director john sayles • audio commentary featuring sayles and cinematographer haskell wexler • new documentary on the making of the film featuring Sayles, and actors Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, producer Maggie Renzi, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham, production designer Nora Chavooshian, and David Strathairn • New interview with composer Mason Daring on the film’s soundtrack • New program on the film’s production design featuring Chavooshian • Trailer • PLUS: An essay by critic A.
Matewan The Criterion Collection #ad - Factory sealed DVD. S. Factory sealed DVD. Shrink-wrapped. Hamrah factory sealed DVD. With a crackerjack ensemble cast—including james earl jones, david strathairn, and Will Oldham—and Oscar-nominated cinematography by Haskell Wexler In the Heat of the Night, Matewan taps into a rich vein of Americana with painstaking attention to local texture, Mary McDonnell, issuing an impassioned cry for justice that still resounds today.