Saturday Matinee: Matewan

From Wikipedia:

Matewan (/ˈmeɪtwɒn/) is a 1987 American drama film written and directed by John Sayles [b. 9/28/50], and starring Chris Cooper (in his film debut), James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell and Will Oldham, with David Strathairn, Kevin Tighe and Gordon Clapp in supporting roles.

The film dramatizes the events of the Battle of Matewan, a coal miners’ strike in 1920 in Matewan, a small town in the hills of West Virginia. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

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