Monday, September 7, 2009

Thinking of Laborers and "Harlan County, U.S.A."


Lyle Daggett said...

Great film, I've seen it a couple of times over the years.

The director, Barbara Kopple, did another good one, released in 1991, American Dream, about a long bitter strike by workers at Hormel meatpacking company in Austin, Minnesota in the 1980's. She also directed the film Wild Man Blues, about Woody Allen's jazz band tour of Europe. Liked that one too.

Philip Metres said...

Thanks, Lyle. AMERICAN DREAM is great too, perhaps more painful to watch because of how wrongly everything ends. She's a classic.