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Salt of the Earth

Director: Herbert Biberman
1954 - Narrative - USA - 94 Minutes - Unrated

June 1 @ 3:30 pm

“No American film is more inspiring and emotionally satisfying than this remarkable 1954 film.” (Danny Peary, Cult Movies II). Salt of the Earth is the work of blacklisted filmmakers Herbert Biberman, Paul Jarrico, and Michael Wilson, and is the only entire film of the era that was suppressed for political reasons. Based on an actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico, the film deals with the prejudice against the Mexican-American workers, who struck to attain wage parity with Anglo workers in other mines and to be treated with dignity by the bosses.

Q&A following screening with Rick Winston. Winston was co-founder of Montpelier’s Savoy Theater, and was Programmer for the Green Mountain Film Festival for many years. Since the sale of the Savoy, he has been a lecturer with the Vermont Humanities Council Speakers Bureau, speaking on the Hollywood Blacklist and other film subjects.

Sponsored by Don and Susan Foster

Details

Date:
June 1
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:04 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

White River Indie Festival
Phone:
802-478-0191
Email:
info@wrif.org
Website:
www.wrif.org

Other

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Genre
Narrative
Country
USA
Length
94 Minutes
Rating
Unrated
Director
Herbert Biberman
Year
1954

Venue

Byrne Theater, Barrette Center for the Arts
74 Gates St
White River Jct., VT 05001 United States
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Phone:
(802) 296-7000
Website:
https://northernstage.org