Bisbee '17


The Main 4 Sun, Apr 15, 2018 9:20 PM
The Main 4 Fri, Apr 20, 2018 4:15 PM
The Main 4 Wed, Apr 25, 2018 1:50 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:New American Visions
Spotlight: Chasms and Bridges
Documentary Award
Human Rights
Social Justice
Culture & Society
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2018
Runtime:118 min
Print Source:4th Row Films
Director:Robert Greene
Producer:Susan Bedusa
Bennett Elliott
Douglas Tirola
Cinematographer:Jarred Alterman
Screenwriter:Robert Greene
Editor:Robert Greene
Composer:Keegan DeWitt


1917, the town of Bisbee, Arizona. Armed with the support of local mining companies, a sheriff muscled a group of 1200 striking immigrant workers into the New Mexico desert, a cruel deportation that has never been fully reconciled by the families it affected.

Cut to the present day, and director Robert Greene takes us back to Bisbee to focus on its current residents and their lives, blending the present day and recreations of the 1917 event to form a haunting work of cinema. As the recreations of the Bisbee Deportation come to life through song and dance on the centennial anniversary of that fateful day we discover that the ghosts of the past may be gone—or in hiding—but they are not forgotten.

Director Biography

Robert Greene Robert Greene is an American filmmaker, director and writer. In 2014, the Independent hailed him as one the “10 Filmmakers to Watch” and he has since produced a range of awarding-winning films, including Actress (’14), Killing Them Safely (’15) and Kate Plays Christine (’16).


"A bracing documentary that blends fiction and reality in ways that both complicate and enhance the material's core themes." - Variety


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