Friday, March 25, 2011

DSP Free Film Screening of "Matewan" Fri. 3/25, 8PM at the Painted Lady Lounge in Hamtramck

Fri. March 25th
8:00PM (starting promptly)
DSP Free screening of John Sayles' 1987 historical drama, "Matewan."
(view trailer)
@ the Painted Lady Lounge
2930 Jacob St.
Hamtramck, MI 48212 (map)
No cover, 18+, 21+ with ID to drink.

Synopsis: "Mingo County, West Virginia, 1920. Coal miners, struggling to form a union, are up against company operators and gun thugs; Black and Italian miners, brought in by the company to break the strike, are caught between the two forces. Union activist and ex-Wobbly Joe Kenehan, sent to help organize the union, determines to bring the local, Black, and Italian groups together. Drawn from an actual incident; the characters of Sid Hatfield, Cabell Testerman, C. E. Lively, and Few Clothes Johnson were based on real people." -Susan C. Mitchell (IMDB).

The screening will be followed by musical performances from local punk bands The Kalashnikovs (featuring DSP Chair Joe Stonchus on guitar/vocals) and Telecollision.