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Salt of the Earth

Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque (Peter B. Lewis Theater)

  • Date Sunday, April 23, 2017
  • Time 4:00PM - 4:00PM
Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque (Peter B. Lewis Theater)

The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque is one of the country’s best repertory movie theaters, proclaimed by The New York Times. Founded in 1986, the alternative film theater shows art, independent, and foreign films as well as revived classics. The... more

USA, 1954, Herbert J. Biberman

It’s a miracle that this landmark labor classic was ever made. It was written, produced, and directed by three men who had been blacklisted by Hollywood; financed by a union that had been expelled from the CIO because of its alleged communist leadership; and denounced by the U.S. House of Representatives and denied screens by theater owners when finally finished. Despite all that, this indie milestone survives today (and was even added to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 1992.) Inspired by a true case, Salt of the Earth chronicles a long, painful strike by New Mexico zinc miners. The movie was years ahead of its time. It was shot in a neorealist style with a largely non-professional cast of real miners and their families; it promoted feminist attitudes two decades before the ERA; and it exposed the inequities between Mexican-American workers and their “Anglo” counterparts. “No American film is more inspiring and emotionally satisfying.” –Danny Peary, Cult Movies II. Archival print! 94 min. This is the second in an ongoing series of labor-related films co-presented and co-sponsored by the United Labor Agency. Special admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, those age 25 & under, and those with union cards $8; no passes, twofers, or radio winners.

Salt of the Earth


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