Bisbee '17

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    Bisbee '17

    Directed by

    USA

    2017

    113 min

    • English

    Documentary

    It’s 2017 in Bisbee, Arizona, an old copper-mining town just miles from the Mexican border. The town’s close-knit community prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Bisbee’s darkest hour: the infamous Bisbee Deportation of 1917, during which 1,200 striking miners were violently taken from their homes, banished to the middle of the desert, and left to die. Townspeople confront this violent, misunderstood past by staging dramatic recreations of the escalating strike. These dramatized scenes are based on subjective versions of the story and “directed,” in a sense, by residents with conflicting views of the event. Deeply personal segments torn from family history build toward a massive restaging of the deportation itself on the exact day of its 100th anniversary.

    Awards

    • Special Mention - Athens IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Fernando Serrano
    Laurie McKenna
    Ray Family
    Mike Anderson
    Graeme Family
    Richard Hodges
    Screenplay
    Robert Greene
    Cinematography
    Jarred Alterman
    Editing
    Robert Greene
    Sales
    METFILM SALES
    Production
    4TH ROW FILMS
    Robert  Greene

    Robert Greene

    USA

    Robert Greene has directed several award-winning nonfiction films, including KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE (2016) AND ACTRESS (2014). He has edited many more movies, including GOLDEN EXITS (2017), QUEEN OF EARTH (2015), CHRISTMAS, AGAIN (2015), LISTEN UP PHILIP (2014), and APPROACHING the Elephant (2014). Robert was a 2015 Sundance Art of Nonfiction Fellow. He writes about documentary for Sight & Sound and is the filmmaker-in-chief for the Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the University of Missouri.