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Harlan County U.S.A.

Author: Barbara KoppleHazel DickensMerle TravisHart PerryKevin KeatingAll authors
Publisher: [New York?] : Criterion Collection, ©2006.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 334.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Special edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Kopple; Hazel Dickens; Merle Travis; Hart Perry; Kevin Keating; Nancy Baker; Mary Lampson; John Sayles; Paul Arthur; Cabin Creek Films.; Janus Films.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 0780030168 9780780030169
OCLC Number: 70081580
Language Note: Subtitled in English for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Some credits from booklet; series numbering from container spine.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1976.
"Janus Films"--Container.
Documentary.
"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.
Credits: Cinematography, Hart Perry and Kevin Keating ; editing, Nancy Baker and Mary Lampson ; music, Hazel Dickens and Merle Travis ; DVD producer, Johanna Schiller.
Performer(s): The soundtrack includes legendary country and bluegrass artists Hazel Dickens, Merle Travis, Sarah Gunning, and Florence Reece.
Description: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (1.78:1); Dolby Digital mono.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 334.
Responsibility: a Cabin Creek Film production ; produced and directed by Barbara Kopple.

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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.

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