Labor Goes to the Movies: North Country

Event Date: 
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 6:00pm

A woman confronts – and challenges – sexual harassment and gender discrimination as a consequence of taking a job in an iron mine, becoming the first woman to work in the mine. A fictionalized account of the incidents leading to the first victorious legal decision of a class-action sexual harassment suit in a US court (Jensen v. Eveleth Taconite Mines, 1993), the 2005 film features Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sissy Spacek, Woody Harrelson, and Jeremy Renner. It is directed by Niki Caro, and set in and shot in part in Minnesota’s Iron Range. Both Theron and McDormand received Oscar nominations for their widely acclaimed performances. Roger Ebert wrote of these two actresses and their performances in this film, “Put these two women together (as actors and characters) and they can accomplish just about anything. Watching them do it is a great movie experience.”

Screenings take place on Friday evenings at 6:00 pm. $4 suggested donation. Space is limited! Light refreshments served before each screening.

Take the 1 or R to Rector St.; 2-3 or 4-5 to Wall St.; J-Z to Broad St. or the A-C to Fulton St. Near the PATH train & buses. Call for directions, (212) 354-1252.

Location
61 Broadway, 16th Floor Union Hall
NYC