Monday, January 26, 2009

MORE MORE! two events Franklin County TUES JAN 27

January 27th

Undergrowth Farm presents, "Harlan County USA”, the 1976 Academy Award
winning film documenting a grueling coal miners's 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.

Film will be followed by clips and commentary on current day struggles
against Mountain Top Removal in Appalachia.

At The Brick House, 24 3rd st. Turners Falls. 7pm. Free. Refreshments
provided by the Greenfields Market. Donations to the Hot Spot teen center
gratefully accepted.

This event is part of the film series, "Movements for
Self-Determination". Next months film, February 17th.

...and later that night:

Ben Morris-Cronin hosts a night of shorts sets by lesser-known, rarely seen gems of the Franklin County weirdo underground (improv, noise, drone psych, etc etc)

10 ish @ the People's Pint
Greenfield, MA

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