Film Series: Work, Struggle, and Emancipation - "Matewan"

Thursday, March 7, 2019
6:30 PM

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[1987, 142 MINUTES, PG-13]

The prints of Jacob Lawrence displayed in the new exhibition History, Labor, Life, offer compelling imagery of historical struggles for freedom as well as snapshots of everyday life for blue-collar Americans. For this new film series, we take inspiration from the artist and present four films that bring into focus the issues faced by working-class people seeking to live the American dream.

Written and directed by John Sayles (Lone Star), Matewan tells the true story of a 1920s coal miners’ strike that turned violent in the West Virginia town of Matewan. Starring Chris Cooper in his film debut and James Earl Jones – whose performance “practically glows in the dark” (Variety) – Matewan offers stirring storytelling with themes that are as relevant today as they were 100 years ago.

Space is limited and advanced registration is recommended.

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$8 Members
$16 Nonmembers

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