Harlan County USA
1976 | Documentary | 103 minutes | English
Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes (Critics Consensus): 100%
- Metacritic Score: 80
- Academy Awards: Winner, Best Documentary Feature
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Winner, Best Director/Producer (Barbara Kopple)
Selected for the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
The film received a perfect 100% Rotten Tomatoes score
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The film is powerful in telling the story of a miners’ strike in Kentucky where the company employed armed goons to escort the scabs into the mines. The miners were greatly aided by their wives who were articulate, indomitable, and courageous.
Filmmaker Kopple’s terrifying film rocked its audience and instantly became a cultural touchstone.
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