Friday, November 26, 2010
"HARLAN COUNTY USA"
I happened to view this STUNNING, 1976 CLASSIC DOCUMENTARY, CINEMA VERITE, again, recently.
It's as good now, if not better, than 1976, as pertinent as ever.
It ages like wine.
It stands the test of time for future generations, the upcoming 100 or so years.
THIS IS HISTORY and an example of cinema's power WHEN and IF cinema is applied in its full potential capacity and capabilities.
Of course, it is an independent, non-commercial sponsored documentary produced and directed by Barbara Koppel with a large female staff.
IF you have NOT seen it, YOU MUST and tell others!
I believe viewing the entire film MIGHT be possible somehow online:
And, here is a brief background, introductory link for anyone unfamiliar with it already: