Harlan County USA

Edition no. 334

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Licensor
Cabin Creek Films
Directed by: Barbara Kopple
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.

Technical Specifications

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 (Anamorphic)
Audio: English 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono
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Subtitles: English
Region: 1
Discs: 1 Disc |  DVD-9

Supplements

  • Audio commentary by Barbara Kopple and editor Nancy Baker
  • The Making of “Harlan County, USA,” a new documentary featuring interviews with Kopple, crew members and strike participants featured in the film
  • New video interview with legendary bluegrass singer-songwriter Hazel Dickens
  • Never-before-seen outtakes from the film
  • New video interview with director John Sayles
  • A panel discussion from the 2005 Sundance Film Festival featuring Barbara Kopple and Roger Ebert
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Booklet featuring new essays by film scholar Paul Arthur and music journalist Jon Weisberger

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Release Credits

Artwork: Eric Skillman

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