Labor Movie Night presents, The River Ran Red
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Friday, May 20, 7:00 p.m.
United Labor Centre
312 Central Ave SE Ste 356, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Join us on Friday, May 20 for the Twin Cities Labor Movie Night screening of The River Ran Red. We were not able to find a copy of Blood Fruit as the original movie screening. If anyone can find a copy, we would be happy to screen it.
The River Ran Red, Director: Steffi Domike and Nicole Fauteux.
Blair Brown narrates this gripping account of a community’s struggle to preserve its way of life. In the summer of 1892, a bitter conflict erupted at the Carnegie Works in Homestead, Pennsylvania. The nation’s largest steelmaker took on its most militant labor union, with devastating consequences for American workers. Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick head a fascinating cast of characters which includes 300 armed Pinkerton guards, and the would-be assassin, anarchist Alexander Berkman. To evoke the strike and its century old legacy, the film employs documentary techniques, primary sources, dramatically staged scenes shot on location in the Pittsburgh area, and lyrical commentary found in poetry, song and fiction.
Snacks, soda, beer and wine will be available during the film; donations appreciated
Ongoing labor movie events the 3rd Friday of every month. Check out the 2016 schedule here!
Upcoming Movie: June 17, 7:00 p.m., Pride, East Side Freedom Library
Labor Movie Night is sponsored by AFSCME Council 5, AFSCME Local 3800, East Side Freedom Library, AFSCME Council 5 Next Wave, AFSCME Local 2822, AFSCME Local 34, AFSCME Local 1164, AFSCME Local 607, Teamsters Local 638, AFSCME Local 552, IBEW Local 292, Minneapolis Labor Review, UNITE-HERE Local 17