Matewan
(1987, dir. John Sayles, 142 min.)

Screenings on Tuesday June 28th / 7:30 pm

Event is Free.

The 1920 Battle of Matewan was a pivotal moment in the history of labor organizing and union busting. Shot in gritty tones by the late Haskell Wexler, John Sayles’s award-winning film brings the power struggle between miners, the coal company, and town officials into stark relief.

The film will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with Made in L.A. 2016 artist Fred Lonidier, the guiding force behind Labor Link TV, a union activist collective that focuses on local labor movements.

See more at: https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2016/06/matewan/#sthash.Rlsxl6zx...
HAMMER Museum / Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90024
310.443.7000
info [at] hammer.ucla.edu

Related Links:

Fred Lonidier
http://visarts.ucsd.edu/faculty/fred-lonidier

Labor Link TV
https://hammer.ucla.edu/exhibitions/2016/made-in-la-2016/labor-link-tv/

Still Image Credit:
Matewan, 1987.
Directed by John Sayles.
Credit: Cinecom/Photofest. ©Cinecom Pictures