Harlan County U.S.A

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Harlan County U.S.A
Corporate Authors: 
Cabin Creek Films
Place Published: 
[New York?]
Criterion Collection
Special edition
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
Some credits from booklet; series numbering from container spine.
"Janus Films"--Container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1976.
"Enhanced for 16:9 televisions"--Disc label.
Special features: Optional audio commentary with producer/ director Barbara Kopple; The making of Harlan County USA (22 min.); outtakes (27 min.); Hazel Dickens interview (12 min.); John Sayles on the film (7 min.); Harlan County USA at Sundance (14 min.); theatrical trailer (3 min.).
New essays by film scholar Paul Arthur and music journalist Jon Weisberger in booklet inserted in container.
Special features: Audio commentary by 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 ; never- before-seen outtakes from the film ; new video interview with legendary bluegrass singer-songwriter Hazel Dickens ; new video interview with director John Sayles ; a panel discussion from the 2005 Sundance Film Festival featuring Kopple and Roger Ebert ; original theatrical trailer.
Cinematography, Hart Perry and Kevin Keating ; editing, Nancy Baker and Mary Lampson ; music, Hazel Dickens and Merle Travis ; DVD producer, Johanna Schiller.
Chronicles the 1973 Harlan County, Kentucky coal miners' strike against the operators of the Brookside mine and the Duke Power Company, which resulted from the company's refusal to honor the national contract of the United Mine Workers of America when the miners joined the union.
a Cabin Creek Film production ; produced and directed by Barbara Kopple
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