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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.

studio:
  • Elevation
Run Time:
  • 133 mins approx
Certificate:
  • 15
Main Language:
  • English
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Brand:
  • Elevation Technicolor
Director:
  • John Sayles
Actor:
  • Chris Cooper
  • James Earl Jones
  • Mary McDonnell
Subtitle Languages:
  • English

Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1987
Region:
  • B

Matewan

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Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture

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.

studio:
  • Elevation
Run Time:
  • 133 mins approx
Certificate:
  • 15
Main Language:
  • English
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Brand:
  • Elevation Technicolor
Director:
  • John Sayles
Actor:
  • Chris Cooper
  • James Earl Jones
  • Mary McDonnell
Subtitle Languages:
  • English

Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1987
Region:
  • B
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