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Matewan (Criterion Collection)

Matewan (Criterion Collection)

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Product Notes

Written and directed by John Sayles (Lone Star), this wrenching historical drama recounts the true story of a West Virginia coal town where the local miners' struggle to form a union rose to the pitch of all-out war in 1920. When the town of Matewan's miners go on strike, organizer Joe Kenehan (Chris Cooper, in his screen debut) arrives to help them, uniting workers white and black, Appalachia-born and immigrant, while urging patience in the face of the coal company's violent provocations. With a crackerjack ensemble cast including James Earl Jones, David Strathairn, Mary McDonnell, and Will Oldham and Oscar-nominated cinematography by Haskell Wexler (In the Heat of the Night), Matewan taps into a rich vein of Americana with painstaking attention to local texture, issuing an impassioned cry for justice that still resounds today.

Description

Title: Matewan (Criterion Collection)
Genre: Drama
Starring: Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, David Strathairn
Director: John Sayles
Studio: Criterion Collection
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date: 10/29/2019
Media Format: DVD
UPC: 715515236119
Year of Release: 1987