Bisbee '17

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Showings

TBAFri, Oct 12 COMING SOON
 
TBASat, Oct 13 COMING SOON
 
TBASun, Oct 14 COMING SOON
 
TBAMon, Oct 15 COMING SOON
 
TBATue, Oct 16 COMING SOON
 
TBAWed, Oct 17 COMING SOON
 
TBAThu, Oct 18 COMING SOON
 
Ticket Prices
General Public:$9.50
Members:$5.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$6.00
Film Info
Program:New Releases
Tags:History
Immigration
Social Justice
Culture & Society
Documentary
Release Year:2018
Runtime:112 min
Awards:MSPIFF 2018 Official Selection
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Print Source:4th Row Films
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/271563668
Cast/Crew
Director:Robert Greene
Producer:Susan Bedusa
Bennett Elliott
Douglas Tirola
Cinematographer:Jarred Alterman
Screenwriter:Robert Greene
Editor:Robert Greene
Composer:Keegan DeWitt
Filmography:Kati with an I (2010)
Fake It So Real (2011)
Actress (2014)
Kate Plays Christine (2016)

Description

Bisbee ’17 is a nonfiction feature film by award-winning filmmaker Robert Greene set in Bisbee, Arizona, an eccentric old mining town just miles away from both Tombstone and the Mexican border.

Radically combining collaborative documentary, western and musical elements, the film follows several members of the close knit community as they attempt to reckon with their town’s darkest hour. In 1917, nearly two-thousand immigrant miners, on strike for better wages and safer working conditions, were violently rounded up by their armed neighbors, herded onto cattle cars, shipped to the middle of the New Mexican desert and left there to die. This long-buried and largely forgotten event came to be known as the Bisbee Deportation.

The film documents locals as they play characters and stage dramatic scenes from the controversial story, culminating in a large scale recreation of the deportation itself on the exact day of its 100th anniversary. These dramatized scenes are based on subjective versions of the story and offer conflicting views of the event, underscoring the difficulty of collective memory, while confronting the current political predicaments of immigration, unionization, environmental damage and corporate corruption with direct, haunting messages about solidarity and struggle.


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