MatewanDVD - 2019
"Written and directed by John Sayles, 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 Matewan's miners go on strike, organizer Joe Kenehan (Chris Cooper, in his film 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, Matewan taps into a rich vein of Americana with painstaking attention to local texture, issuing an impassioned cry for justice that still resounds today"--Container.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, 
Edition: Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4372/MATEWAN
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (133 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. 4 3/4 in. polychrome color stamping digital optical mono Dolby NTSC video file DVD video region 1
Alternative Title: Matewan (Motion picture)