Just a quick reminder that the next Haringey Independent Cinema film will be on this Thursday. That’s THURSDAY 22nd NOVEMBER. As ever, we will open the doors at 7pm and the night will start at 7.15pm. The film we are showing will be the classic John Sayles film MATAWAN which is a fantastic film about the struggle between workers wanting a better life and bosses bent on maximum profits over everything else – full description below.
For those of you who have been coming to the film nights for a while, you may have noticed that there is a slight buzzing from the speakers at the venue. We know this has put of a few people over the past months. So, we are really happy to let you know that the venue have now sorted the problem and we have been assured the sound, in their words, is now “crystal clear”. So, that’s brilliant.
For supporters who have hearing problems, sadly there are NOT sub titles on the film.
For supporters who need to use Dial-a-Ride the evening should end just before 9.30pm.
The venue is still the West Green Learning Centre which is behind the blue metal fence where West Green Road splits from Philip Lane. Buses: 41; 230; 341; 67. For all other details check out our website at: http://www.haringey.org.uk/hic/
We will go to KK McCool’s pub across the road from the film at the end of the night and be great if anybody wants to join us to chat more about the film or indulge in a bit of socialising.
Haringey Independent Cinema
(John Sayles, USA 1987)
The US southern Appalachian mountains, the home of bluegrass music, was the site of intense class struggle in the twentieth century. John Sayles 1987 drama tells the story of the 1920 battle of Matewan, a bloody confrontation between striking West Virginia coal miners and mine owners thugs. Matewan was a company town where the miners’ lives were controlled by Stone Mountain Coal Ltd. The company practically owned the town, paying wages scrips only redeemable at the company store, and renting the tin roofed shacks that housed the workforce. When African- American workers were brought in by the company as strikebreakers the stage seemed set for a violent confrontation between black and white workers. Matewan is a forceful depiction of the inherent violence of US capitalism and of the possibilities for solidarity and resistance from within it.