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May Day Movies: workers' film day

Join Film Fringe for the launch of their new film series #WAWLeeds - What About Work, Leeds?

Drop in to Hyde Park Book Club anytime from 2pm to 10pm, for back to back relaxed screenings and coffee / beers / discussion / veggie hot dogs / solidarity. 

Below are the start times for the four rare films. They come from Argentina, Italy and the United States, all have a labour connection and have been programmed in collaboration with the Bristol Radical Film Festival

2ish: FaSinPat (Fábrica sin patrón)
(Danièle Incalcaterra, Argentina, 2004, 67min, documentary

Insightful documentary about FaSinPat, a worker-controlled ceramic tile factory in the southern Argentine province of Neuquén, one of the most prominent in the worker-syndicalist movement of Argentina.

3.30pm: On the Art of War
(Luca Bellino & Silvia Luzi, Italy/USA, 2012, 85min, documentary)

Four workers occupy the top of an 80 foot crane inside INNSE, the last active factory in Milan. Living in only a few square meters for 8 days and at 40° they must be organised and prepared, but they have a strategy and they know their enemy.

5.30pm: Harlan County USA
(Barbara Kopple, USA, 1976, 105min, documentary)

Oscar-winning documentary about the 1973 "Brookside Strike", a bitterly violent miners' strike at the Eastover Mining Company in Kentucky.

7.30pm: Matewan
(John Sayles, USA, 1987, 142min, fiction)

Tragically overlooked, this wonderful film celebrates 1920s labor organising "with the sweetness and simplicity of an Appalachian ballad" . Filmed in the coal country of West Virginia, it festures a very young Will Oldham too.

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