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Selected Labor Movement Films

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"Made In Dagenham" [Sony Pictures Classics Oct 2010]
Made In Dagenham movie  Dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford car plant at Dagenham in East London, England where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. Directed by Nigel Cole, written by William Ivory; starring Sally Hawkins, Andrea Riseborough, Jaime Winstone, Lorraine Stanley, Nicola Duffett, Geraldine James, Bob Hoskins, Daniel Mays, Rosamund Pike & Miranda Richardson
Sony Pictures Classics widescreen color Blu-ray [3/2011] for $24.23
Sony Pictures Classics widescreen color Blu-ray/DVD combo [3/2011] 3 disks for $9.14
full credits at IMDb • official movie site
"music from and inspired by the motion picture"
Universal UK import soundtrack CD [9/2010] 18 tracks for $27.30

"Man of Iron" aka "Czlowiek z Zelaza"
[Poland July 1981, United Artists Classics USA Oct 1981]
Man of Iron by Andrzej Wajda  Sequel to "Man of Marble" [1977]; filmed during the brief thaw in censorship in Poland, and between the formation of Solidarity in August 1980 and its suppression in December 1981. A TV journalist is assigned to slander the young worker credited with starting the workers's strike in the shipyards at Gdansk; uses flashbacks comprised of actual newsreel footage. Directed by Andrzej Wajda; script by Aleksander Scibor-Rylski; starring Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Krystyna Janda & Marian Opania, with Lech Walesa {as himself}; Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, won Palme d'Or & Ecumeni-cal Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival
M.G.M. Video widescreen color DVD [5/2010] for $19.98
M.G.M. Video color VHS [9/98] for $2.98 {sic}
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"Mardi Gras: Made In China" [indep March 2006]
Mardi Gras Made in China documentary film  "Beads, Breasts and Business - A story of globalization gone wild" 72-minute documentary film that examines cultural and economic globalization by following the beads used in Mardi Gras festivities from the exploitive factory in China to use in New Orleans and to art galleries in New York City. Directed by David Redmon
Carnivalesque Films color DVD [7/2008] out of prodn/used
bare credits at IMDb

"Matewan" [Cinecom/Goldcrest Aug 1987]
Matewan video  Based on a coal miners strike in Mingo County, West Virginia in 1920. The mine owners brought in strike breakers and encouraged brutal violence against the local strikers. Written & directed by John Sayles; starring Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham & David Strathairn
P.D.X. color DVD [undated] for $12.68
LionsGate/Fox color DVD [6/2004] out of prodn/used
Hallmark Home Ent color VHS [4/97] out of prodn/used
Daring Records soundtrack CD [1/95] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
27"x40" poster from Amazon via third parties

"Thinking In Pictures: The Making of The Movie Matewan" [1987] by John Sayles
Mariner Books 9x6 pb [10/87] out of print/dozens used
Houghton Mifflin 9x6 hardcover [10/87] out of print/used

"Millions of Us" [indep 1930s]
Obscure b&w short film, filmed in the streets and alleys of Los Angeles, California; soundtrack is missing;
film credits (shown on chalkboard): Directed by Jack Smith & Tina Taylor; written by Gail West; cast members
Bud Mac Jaggart, Glen Neufer & Wesley Ferguson • not listed on IMDb
watch [15:29] free online at Internet Archive

"Mine War At Blackberry Creek" [indep 1986]
Mine War At Blackberry Creek documentary film by Anne Lewis  30-minute documentary film reporting on the U.M.W. strike against A.T. Massey Coal Company in 1984 that brought strike-breakers and armed guards & guard dogs to combat the mine workers' union's demands. Directed by Anne Lewis
not listed on IMDb • official movie site
producer website includes free streaming video [28:33] or DVD for purchase

"Mojados (Dunked or Wetbacks)" [Mexico March 1979]
91-minute Spanish-language color film directed by Alejandro Galindo; starring Jorge Rivero, Narciso
Busquets & Marνa Fernanda Garcνa • video/DVD/Blu-ray not available • bare credits at IMDb

"Mojados: Through The Night" [indep May 2005]
Mojados Through The Night documentary film directed by Tommy Davis  Filmmaker Davis accompanied four migrants from a village in Mexico on their ten-day, 120-mile [193 km} trek to enter the U.S. illegally; they fought dehydration and starvation, eluded the Border Patrol, and moved doggedly northward, ever present to the nearness of sudden death. 65-minute documentary film co-produced, written & directed by Tommy Davis; won awards at Arizona, Kansas, SxSW, San Antonio & Santa Fe film festivals
Vanguard Cinema color DVD w/subtitles [7/2005] for $17.99
credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"The Molly Maguires: or, Labor Wars In The Coal Mines"
silent one-reel film [Kalem Company Dec 1908]
video/DVD/Blu-ray not available; • bare credits at IMDb

"The Molly Maguires" [Paramount Jan 1970]
Molly Maguires 1970 movie  Conflict between mine owners and Irish coal miners in 1876 Pennsylvania has escalated to violence, including sabotage of the mines. An Irish detective is hired to infiltrate the Molly Maguires secret society; he does so but his loyalties are soon tested by the injustice and unsafe conditions in the mines. • Filmed on location at Eckley, PA; co-produced & directed by [blacklistee] Martin Ritt; co-produced & written by [blacklistee] Walter Bernstein, based on the book by Arthur H. Lewis {below}; cinematographer James Wong Howe; original music by Henry Mancini; starring Sean Connery, Richard Harris, Samantha Eggar, Frank Finlay, Anthony Zerbe & Bethel Leslie
Paramount Home Video widescreen color DVD [4/2004] for $46.89
Paramount Home Video color VHS [4/92] for $24.94
Paramount Home Videocolor VHS [4/92] for $28.92
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

Lament for the Molly Maquires book by Arthur H. Lewis  "Lament For The Molly Maquires" [1964] by Arthur H. Lewis
Non-academic yet objective report on the events in Pennsylvania
Pocket Books mass pb [1969] out of print/used
Buccaneer Books hardcover [12/90] out of print/used
Harcourt Brace & World hardcover [1964] out of print/used
novelization of the movie [1969] by James O'Neill
New English Library mass pb [9/69] out of print/used

"Native Land" b&w documentary film  [Frontier Films May 1942]
Native Land pro-labor documentary narrated by Paul Robeson  "a scathing leftist critique of violence, racism, and working class oppression" • Dramatized pro-labor documentary, based on the La Follette Committee's 1936-41 investigation into repression of labor organizing • Co-written & co-produced & co-directed by later-expatriot Paul Strand & [blacklistee] Leo Hurwitz, co-written by Ben Maddow {as David Wolff}; narrated by [blacklistee] Paul Robeson [1898-1976]; actors include [blacklistee] Howard Da Silva, Mary George, Fred Johnson, John Marley & Robert Strauss
at last on DVD! Flicker Alley/Blackhawk b&w DVD [10/2016] for $19.98
Kino Video b&w VHS [3/94] out of prodn/scarce
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch full movie [5/2017 upload; 1:28:30] online at YouTube

"Never Steal Anything Small" [Universal Feb 1959]
Never Steal Anything Small musical feature film  Musical feature film in CinemaScope & Eastman Color; ambitious Jake is after the presidency of longshoreman union Local 26. When he meets the wife of an upright young attorney,Jake breaks up their marriage, pursues the girl, and pins a grand larceny rap on her husband — all set to music! • Adapted & directed by Charles Lederer; based on the play "The Devil's Hornpipe" by Maxwell Anderson & Rouben Mamoulian; starring James Cagney, Shirley Jones, Roger Smith, Cara Williams, Nehemiah Persoff, Royal Dano, Horace McMahon, Anthony Caruso, Virginia Vincent & Jack Albertson
DVD/Blu-ray not available • Universal Studios color VHS [1998] for $39.99
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"Newsies" [Touchwood/Disney April 1992]
Newsies musical feature film starring Christian Bale  Filmed mostly on New York Street on the Universal Studios backlot. A musical about the newspaper street vendors of 1899 New York City going on strike! "They found the courage to challenge the powerful" • Directed by Kenny Ortega; written by Bob Tzudiker & Noni White; starring Christian Bale, David Moscow, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall {as Joseph Pulitzer}, Ann-Margret, Aaron Lohr, Max Casella, Gabriel Damon, David James Alexander {as Gov. Theodore Roosevelt}, Michael Lerner & Kevin Tighe
Walt Disney Video 20th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray [6/2012] for $9.94
Walt Disney Video Collector's Edition widescreen color DVD [1/2002] for $16.11
Walt Disney Video color VHS [7/97] for $5.40
Walt Disney Records soundtrack CD [4/92] 16 tracks for $35.00
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"Newsies" was among the lowest-grossing films in Disney Studios history. The film gained fans from the 1997 video release and showings on the Disney Channel; pressure from fans got the film released on DVD in 2002, and it has since recouped its production costs. The 'fan base' became large enough that a stage musical was created, with some old songs and some new songs; it premiered in New Jersey in late 2011, and opened on Broadway in March 2012. After 1,020 performances from March 2012 to August 2014, the hit Broadway show closed and a North American 25-city tour began in October 2014.

"Norma Rae"  [Fox March 1979]
Norma Rae poster  A young Baptist mother with a dead-end job at a textile mill in the U.S. South agrees to help a Jewish New Yorker organize her co-workers into a union, going against management and many of her family & neighbors & friends. • Directed by [blacklistee] Martin Ritt; written by Harriet Frank Jr. & Irving Ravetch; starring Sally Field, Ron Leibman, Beau Bridges, Pat Hingle, Barbara Baxley, Gail Strick-land & Morgan Paull; won Oscars for Best Actress, Best Original Song; Oscar noms for Best Picture, Best Script Adaptation, W.G.A. nomination for Best Feature Drama Script
Fox widescreen color DVD [4/2001] for $9.98
Fox double bill color DVD [12/2006] for $9.99 (with "Working Girl" [1988]}
Fox color VHS [1/97] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb

"North Country" [Participant / Warner Bros. Oct 2005]
North Country movie starring Charlize Theron  A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States; a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed the Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines lawsuit in 1988 and finally won the landmark case in 1998. • Directed by Niki Caro; screenplay by Michael Seitzman, 'inspired by' the book "Class Action" {see below}; cinematography by Chris Menges; starring Charlize Theron, Thomas Curtis, Elle Peterson, Frances McDormand, Sean Bean, Woody Harrelson, Jeremy Renner, Richard Jenkins, Sissy Spacek, Rusty Schwimmer, Linda Emond, Michelle Monaghan, Brad William Henke & Jillian Armenante; nominated for two Oscars & two BAFTA Awards (CT & FM for Best Actress)
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [2/2006] for $9.49
Warner Home Video color DVD [2/2006] for $5.99
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
Class Action / Sexual Harassment Law book by Clara Bingham & Laura Leedy Gansler  
"Class Action: The Story of Lois Jenson and the Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Law" [2002] by Clara Bingham & Laura Leedy Gansler
Anchor Books 7¾x5 pb [10/2003] for $10.85
Doubleday 9¼x6½ hardcover [6/2002] out of print/many used

"On The Waterfront"
[Columbia July 1954]
film won Oscar for Best Picture  Elia Kazan won Oscar for Best Director  Budd Schulberg won Oscar for Best Screenplay  Marlon Brando won Oscar for Best Actor  
Eva Marie Saint won Oscar for Best Supporting Actress  Boris Kaufman won Oscar for Best B&W Cinematography  won Oscar for Best Set Decoration  won Oscar for Best Editing  
On The Waterfront poster  
An aspiring prizefighter who runs errands for the local underworld witnesses the murder of a fellow dockworker who was going to testify to the Waterfront Crime Commission. When he meets the sister of the dead man, his conscience begins to assert itself. • Directed by Elia Kazan; script by Budd Schulberg; starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning, Leif Erickson, James Westerfield, Tony Galento, Tami Mauriello, John Hamilton, John Heldabrand, Eva Marie Saint, Martin Balsam & Nehemiah Persoff; won 8 Oscars: for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Brando), Best Supporting Actress (EMS), Best B&W Cinemato-graphy, Best Set Decoration, Best Editing; Oscar noms for Best Supporting Actor x 3 (Cobb & Malden & Steiger), Best Music Score; won DGA & WGA Awards; listed on National Film Registry (1989); listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Movies (10/2005)
Sony Pictures Home Ent. Special Edition b&w DVD [10/2001] for $13.73
Sony b&w VHS [2/98] for $4.99
full credits from IMDb

"Pajama Game" musical feature film
[Warner Bros./First National Aug 1957]
Pajama Game musical feature film starring Doris Day  Demands by workers in a pajama factory for a seven-and-a-half cent raise are simply ignored by manage-ment; in the midst of this ordeal, romance begins to blossom between the head of the grievance committee and the handsome new factory superintendent. • Directed by George Abbott & Stanley Donen; screenplay by George Abbott & Richard Bissell, based on the 'record-smashing hit Broadway play', which is based on the novel "7½ Cents"; starring Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney, Eddie Foy Jr., Reta Shaw, Barbara Nichols, Thelma Pelish, Jack Straw, Ralph Dunn, Owen Martin, Jackie Kelk & Ralph W. Chambers
Westlake/Osiris color DVD [2/2010] for $9.98
Warner Home Video color DVD [4/2005] for $13.99
Warner Home Video color VHS [4/92] for $2.10 {sic}
Warner Home Video color VHS [7/2001] for $4.44
Collectables soundtrack CD [7/2001] 12 tracks for $14.65
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

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"San Francisco General Strike" [Pathι News 1934]
Newsreel footage of the 1934 general strike in San Francisco, California, backing the longshoremen's strike.

watch free online at Internet Archive: Part 1 [1:37] • Part 2 [1:03 truncated]

"Salt of The Earth"  [March 1954]
Salt of the Earth & Hollywood Ten  A fictional, neo-realist-style tale about oppressed Hispanic-American zinc miners in New Mexico, who go on a strike led mostly by the women. The pro-labor stance and the alleged ties of many of the filmmakers caused the film to be the only officially-blacklisted movie in American history • Directed by Herbert J. Biberman [B]; script by Michael Biberman & Michael Wilson [B]; produced by Paul Jarrico [B]; starring Will Geer [B], Rosaura Revueltas [B] & Juan Chacσn; listed on National Film Registry in 1992  {NOTE: Blacklisted members of the cast & crew are indicated with '[B]'.}
Pioneer b&w DVD [3/99] for $15.50
Harbor Electronic multimedia booklet & CD-ROM [12/2000] for $29.97
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

more details (synopsis, books, links) on
Magic Lantern's "Salt of The Earth" 1954 Movie Page

"Seed For Tomorrow" [National Farmers Union 1947]
20-minute b&w short produced by Public Affairs Films, Inc. for the National Farmers Union
available on the "Classic Labor Union Films" DVD Box Set [2008] on page 1 • not listed on IMDb
watch [20:02] free online at Internet Archive

"Slaughter On Tenth Avenue" [Universal Pictures Sept 1957]
Slaughter On Tenth Avenue movie  A rebel against the racket-ridden Longshoremen's Union in New York City is gunned down; before he dies, he identifies his killer to his wife, but won't tell the police. A naive new assistant district attorney thinks that he can put the killer in jail, but his efforts seem to lead only to further violence. • Produced by Albert Zugsmith; directed by Arnold Laven; script by Lawrence Roman, based on the book by William Keating; starring Richard Egan, Jan Sterling, Dan Duryea, Julie Adams, Walter Matthau, Charles McGraw, Sam Levene, Mickey Shaughnessy, Harry Bellaver, Joe Downing, Ned Wever, Billy M. Greene, John McNamara, Amzie Strickland & Mickey Hargitay
video/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb
Man Who Rocked the Boat book by William Keating  "The Man Who Rocked The Boat: The Law Attacks The Waterfront Racketeers" [1956]
by William J. Keating, with Richard Carter

Autobiographical account by Keating, the real-life New York City assistant D.A. portrayed by
Richard Egan in the movie "Slaughter On Tenth Avenue"

Landsbourgh/Four Square mass pb [1958] out of print/used
Harper & Brothers hardcover [1956] out of print/used

"Sometimes A Great Notion" [Universal Dec 1971]
Sometimes A Great Notion video  Sometimes A Great Notion book  Loggers in an Oregon town strike against the corporations, but the Stamper family
continues logging on their land.
• Co-produced, directed by & starring Paul Newman;
also starring Henry Fonda, Lee Remick, Michael Sarrazin & Richard Jaeckel
Universal Vault Series widescreen color DVD-R [1/2011] for $17.99
Universal color VHS [2/2000] for $34.95
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
1964 novel by Ken Kesey [1935-2001]
Penguin pb [6/88] for $10.88

"Strike" aka "Stachka" [Soviet/Goskino silent April 1925]
Eisenstein's Strike 1925 silent  During Czarist rule, workers at a railroad locomotive factory go on strike; as time drags on, excitement is replaced by hunger, management brings in provocateurs & police, and the military arrives to liquidate the workers. • Co-written & directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein [1898-1948]; co-written & assistant-directed by & starring Grigori Aleksandrov
Kino Intl. remastered b&w silent Blu-ray [8/2011] for $21.99
Kino Intl. remastered b&w silent DVD [8/2011] for $18.99
Triad Prodns 'enhanced' b&w silent DVD-R [12/2008] for $13.95
Image Ent. b&w silent DVD [7/2000] out of prodn/used
Kino Video b&w VHS [6/2000] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

watch Eisenstein's "Strike" [1:34:00] free online at Internet Archive

"The Take" [Canada 2004]
"The Take" documentary about the takeover of a factory by workers in Argentina  Thirty unemployed auto-parts workers in suburban Buenos Aires, Argentina bring sleeping mats and take over their old factory and refuse to leave; they battle the owners and bankers and government officials and bring the factory back to production, and are soon making a profit from a factory that was shut down because it did not. The workers' notion that bosses are not necessary is a radical and dangerous concept; won Documentary Award at A.F.I. Fest; DVD includes "Making of ..." short film
Co-produced & directed by Avi Lewis, co-produced & written by Naomi Klein
First Run Features color DVD [4/2006] for $27.49
full credits at IMDb • official book & movie site

"Taylor Chain I & II" documentaries [Kartemquin Films 1980 & 1985]
Taylor Chain twin documentaries  "Taylor Chain I: The Story In A Union Local" reported on the bitter seven-week strike at an Indiana factory that produced chains. "Taylor Chain II: The Story of Collective Bargaining" looks at the same situation ten years later, with labor and management trying to devise a contract that will save the plant; but after the con-tract is signed, the factory is shut down • Made by Jerry Blumenthal & Gordon Quinn; featuring workers of Hammond, Indiana
FACETS color/b&w DVD [10/2009] for $22.49
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story"
TV biography [H.B.O. Sept 1992]
Jackie Presser Story TV biography  "After Hoffa, only one man was big enough to control the Teamsters and run the most corrupt union in America." • Directed by Alastair Reid; co-produced & adapted by Abby Mann from James Neff's 1989 book; starring Brian Dennehy, Jeff Daniels, Maria Conchita Alonso, Eli Wallach, Robert Prosky, Donald Moffat, Al Waxman, Tony Lo Bianco, Kate Reid, Brad Sullivan, Jude Ciccolella, Victor Slezak, Val Avery, Frank Pellegrino, Henderson Forsythe & Tony Darrow
DVD/Blu-ray not available • H.B.O. Home Video color VHS [1/99] for $29.99
full credits at IMDb • Jackie Presser [1925-88] entry at Wikipedia
Mobbed Up book by James Neff  
"Mobbed Up: Jackie Presser's High-Wire Life In The Teamsters, The Mafia, and The F.B.I." [1989] by James Neff
Dell mass pb [9/90] out of print/used
Atlantic Monthly Press 9x6¼ hardcover [10/89] out of print/many used

"2200 Men Out on Strike" [Universal News 1935]
Newsreel footage of the auto plant strike in Toledo, Ohio
watch [1:04] free online at Internet Archive

"Union Maids" docu [indep Feb 1977]
50-minute b&w docufilm co-produced & co-directed by Jim Klein, Julia Reichert & Miles Mogulescu;
nominated for Best Documentary Feature Oscar • video/DVD/Blu-ray not available • credits at IMDb

"The Valley of Decision" [M.G.M./Loew's May 1945]
Valley of Decision movie starring Greer Garson & Gregory Peck  Set in 1873 Pittsburgh; the daughter of a crippled Irish mill worker goes against her father's wishes and takes a job as a maid in the mansion of the local steel mill owners. She gains the attention of the handsome son, but their future is complicated by his fiancιe and by a bitter steel workers' strike. • Directed by Tay Garnett; based on the 1942 bestseller by Marcia Davenport; starring Greer Garson, Gregory Peck, Donald Crisp, Lionel Barrymore, Preston Foster, Marsha Hunt, Gladys Cooper, Reginald Owen, Dan Duryea, Jessica Tandy, Barbara Everest, Marshall Thompson, Geraldine Wall, Evelyn Dockson, John Warburton, Russell Hicks, Mary Lord, Arthur Shields, Dean Stockwell {debut at age 9}, Anna Q. Nilsson & Mary Currier
Warner Archive Collection b&w DVD [5/2010] for $16.49
M.G.M. Warner b&w VHS[6/94] for $24.98
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
Valley of Decision novel by Marcia Davenport  
"The Valley of Decision: A Novel of Steel" [national bestseller 1942]
by Marcia Davenport [1903-96]

Avon Books mass pb [6/83] out of print/used
Univ Pittsburgh Press 9¼x6 pb [7/89] for $22.95
Robert Bentley Publrs 9x6 hardcover [5/79] out of prodn/used
book entry at Wikipedia

"Where's Jimmy Hoffa?: The Life and Disappearance of A Labor Legend" [History Channel 2003]
Where's Jimmy Hoffa video  Episode 2 of season 6 of the "History's Mysteries" series on the History Channel
cast & crew details unknown
M.P.I. Home Video color DVD [6/2008] for $11.99
minimal credits at IMDb

"With Babies and Banners: Story of The Women's Emergency Brigade" [1979]
poster for "With Babies and Banners" screening & discussion  The previously undocumented part that women played in the legendary General Motors Sit-Down Strike in 1937, told thru the stories of nine surviving participants.
Co-produced & directed by Lorraine Gray • available on DVD from the distributor website
bare credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia

"The Wobblies" documentary [UAW/NEH 1979]
1979 Wobblies documentary  Produced & directed by Stewart Bird & Deborah Shaffer
Docurama color DVD [6/2006] for $16.99
credits from IMDb
Solidarity Forever book  "Solidarity Forever: An Oral History of The I.W.W." [1985]
by Stewart Bird, Dan Georgaras & Deborah Shaffer

transcript of the interviews that became the documentary "The Wobblies"
Lake View Press 8½x5½ pb [9/85] for $12.95
Lake View Press 8¾x6 hardcover [9/85] out of print/used

more info on Spirit of America Bookstore's I.W.W. [Wobblies] Page

"Won't Back Down" [Walden Media/Fox Sept 2012]
Won't Back Down  A busy working single mother and a teacher battle the teacher's union and the school's principal and district bureaucracy to keep a failing inner city school open. CAVEAT: While the story and the trailer are inspirational, the movie was financed by fascist Colorado billionaire Phil Anschutz and his Walden Media, is strongly anti-labor, and promotes A.L.E.C.-driven propagandized education for America's children • Co-written & directed by Daniel Barnz; co-written by Brin Hill; starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ving Rhames, Holly Hunter, Viola Davis, Oscar Isaac, Rosie Perez, Bill Nunn, Lance Reddick, Emily Alyn Lind, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Ned Eisenberg, Sara Lindsey, Liza Colσn-Zayas, Franklin Ojeda Smith & Jennifer Massey
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch 5/2012 trailer [2:31] at IMDb

"Working Together: A Case History In Labor-Management Cooperation"
documentary [1951]
22½-minute short produced by the Labor Committee of the Twenty-First Century Fund; "This is the true story of just one American factory in which both
workers and management have learned from hard experience that working together pays." • available on the "Classic Labor Union Films" DVD
Box Set [2008] on page 1 • not listed on IMDb • watch [22:35] free online at Internet Archive

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