Harlan County U.S.A.

American Dream Review

American Dream Review

The Cinessential writes a related review each week for the film it’s highlighting. For Harlan County U.S.A. week, I decided to write my related review on Barbara Kopple’s other excellent workers’ rights documentary, American Dream. Click here to check out the piece. I’ll share more here on a regular basis, but please also subscribe to […]

Why Harlan County U.S.A. Is Essential

Why Harlan County U.S.A. Is Essential

I had a chance to choose a film for a week of coverage at The Cinessential and went with one of my favorite documentaries of all time, Barbara Kopple’s Harlan County U.S.A. In my latest piece, our opening statement for the week, I outline why it’s important to include documentaries in the “canon” and what […]