Harlan County War

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Harlan County War ★★½ 2000

Ruby Kincaid (Hunter) is the wife of striking Kentucky coal miner Silas (Levine). After a court order severely restricts the union members' protests, Ruby leads the wives into action, even allowing her arrest to be used as propaganda by union rep Warren Jakopovich (Skarsgard) to her husband's dismay. Good lead performances, although the dramatic power of the story is subdued. Inspired by Barbara Kopple's 1976 documentary, “Harlan County, U.S.A.” 104m/C VHS, DVD . Holly Hunter, Stellan Skarsgard, Ted Levine, Wayne Robson; D: Tony Bill; W: Peter Silverman; C: Flavio Martinez Labiano; M: Van Dyke Parks. CABLE