SAT APR 13, 2024 7:30 PM


$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Q&A with filmmaker Barbara Kopple. Moderated by Cecilia Peck.

‘This Is Not a Fiction’ and and ‘Barbara Kopple: An American Cinematheque Tribute’

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HARLAN COUNTY USA, 1976, Dir. Barbara Kopple, 103 Min, Janus Films, USA

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.

FORMAT: 35mm

HARLAN COUNTY, USA was preserved in 2004 by the Women’s Film Preservation Fund of New York Women in Film and Television and the Academy Film Archive.

AMERICAN DREAM, 1990, Dir. Barbara Kopple, 100 Min, USA/UK

An examination of the six-year labor dispute at a Minnesota meat-packing plant.

FORMAT: 35mm

AMERICAN DREAM new print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.