Aug. 4 — Through the Lens "Harlan County, USA"
Join us for a free screening of "Harlan County, USA" and a post film discussion with faculty from the University of Utah Film and Media Arts Department, moderated by "RadioWest" host Doug Fabrizio.
Thursday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m.
Free event | RSVP required
About the film: Presented as part of our Through the Lens series, which features a collaboration with the University of Utah’s Department of Film and Media Arts to present an extended exploration of what many film lovers regard as the “classic films” in cinematic history.
Barbara Kopple’s Academy Award–winning Harlan County USA unflinchingly documents a grueling coal miners’ strike in a small Kentucky town. With unprecedented access, Kopple and her crew captured the miners’ sometimes violent struggles with strikebreakers, local police, and company thugs. Featuring a haunting soundtrack—with legendary country and bluegrass artists Hazel Dickens, Merle Travis, Sarah Gunning, and Florence Reece—the film is a heartbreaking record of the thirteen-month struggle between a community fighting to survive and a corporation dedicated to the bottom line.