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Uniform Title Matewan (Motion picture).
Title Matewan / Les Films Seville Pictures, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Cinecom International Films, Cinecom Entertainment Group and Film Gallery in association with Goldcrest present a Red Dog Films production ; produced by Peggy Rajski and Maggie Renzi ; written and directed by John Sayles.

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Adult Department  DVD MATEWAN DISC 1-2    In Transit +1 HOLD
 New Britain, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD MATEWAN DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD MATEWAN DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
Edition Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (133 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 pamphlet (1 page : color illustrations ; folded to 17 cm.)
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
polychrome rdacc
stamping rdapm
Description digital rdatr
optical rdarm
stereo rdacpc
5.1 Dolby Digital
NTSC rdabs
video file rdaft
DVD video
region 1 rdare
Motion pictures lcgft
Series Criterion Collection ; 999
Criterion collection ; 999.
Cast Chris Cooper, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham, David Strathairn, Ken Jenkins, Kevin Tighe, Gordon Clapp, Bob Gunton, Jace Alexander, Joe Grifasi, Nancy Mette, Jo Henderson, Josh Mostel, Gary McCleery, Maggie Renzi, Tom Wright, Michael Preston, Tom Carlin, Jenni Cline, Michael A. Mantel, James Earl Jones.
Credits Music, Mason Daring ; costume designer, Cynthia Flynt ; production designer, Nora Chavooshian ; editor, Sonya Polonsky ; director of photography, Haskell Wexler ; art director, Dan Bishop.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1; wide screen (1.85:1 aspect ratio), Dolby monaural.
Audience Rating: PG-13.
Summary "Written and directed by John Sayles, this wrenching historical drama recounts the true story of a West Virginia coal town where the local miners' struggle to form a union rose to the pitch of all-out war in 1920. When Matewan's miners go on strike, organizer Joe Kenehan (Chris Cooper, in his film debut), arrives to help them, uniting workers white and black, Appalachia-born and immigrant, while urging patience in the face of the coal company's violent provocations. With a crackerjack ensemble cast--including James Earl Jones, David Strathairn, Mary McDonnell, and Will Oldham--and Oscar-nominated cinematography by Haskell Wexler, Matewan taps into a rich vein of Americana with painstaking attention to local texture, issuing an impassioned cry for justice that still resounds today"--Container.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1987.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Features: New 4k digital restoration, supervised by director John Sayles; Audio commentary from 2013 featuring Sayles and cinematographer Haskell Wexler; Two new documentaries on making of the film featuring Sayles, producer Maggie Renzi, production designer Nora Chavooshian, and actors Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham, and David Strathairn; New interview with composer Mason Daring; Short documentary on the impact that Matewan's production had on West Virginia; New program on the film's production design featuring Chavooshian; Trailer, An essay by critic A.S. Hamrah.
Language In Engish with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject Coal Strike, W. Va., 1920-1921 -- Drama.
Strikes and lockouts -- Coal mining -- Drama.
Race relations -- Drama.
Genre/Form Historical films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Sayles, John, 1950- screenwriter, film director.
Renzi, Maggie, film producer.
Rajski, Peggy, film producer.
Cooper, Chris, 1951- actor.
McDonnell, Mary, actor.
Oldham, Will, actor.
Strathairn, David, actor.
Jenkins, Ken, 1940- actor.
Tighe, Kevin, 1944- actor.
Clapp, Gordon, 1948- actor.
Gunton, Bob, actor.
Alexander, Jace, actor.
Grifasi, Joe, actor.
Mette, Nancy, actor.
Henderson, Jo, 1934-1988, actor.
Mostel, Josh, actor.
McCleery, Gary, actor.
Wright, Tom, 1952- actor.
Preston, Michael, 1938- actor.
Carlin, Tom (Thomas A.), 1928-1991, actor.
Cline, Jenni, actor.
Mantell, Michael, actor.
Jones, James Earl, actor.
Daring, Mason, composer (expression)
Flynt, Cynthia, costume designer.
Chavooshian, Nora, production designer.
Polonsky, Sonya, editor of moving image work.
Wexler, Haskell, director of photography.
Bishop, Dan, art director.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, presenter.
Séville Pictures, presenter.
Cinecom International Films, production company.
Cinecom Entertainment Group, production company, presenter.
Film Gallery, presenter.
Goldcrest Films International, presenter.
RedDog (Firm), production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Standard No. 715515236119
ISBN 9781681436531
Music No. CC3081DDVD The Criterion Collection
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