Bisbee ‘17:

Documenting America

Friday, October 5 | 8 pm

Saturday, October 6 | 5:30 pm


One of the most exciting films to emerge from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Bisbee ‘17 continues director Robert Greene’s (Actress) unique exploration of the theme of performance in documentary nonfiction. Radically combining elements from the Western, the musical, and most significantly, collaborative documentary, Greene’s film follows several members of the close-knit, bohemian community of Bisbee, Arizona as they attempt to reckon with their town’s darkest hour: in 1917, nearly two-thousand immigrant miners, on strike for better wages and safer working conditions, were violently rounded up by their armed neighbors, herded onto cattle cars, and shipped to the middle of the New Mexican desert, where they were left to die. In Bisbee ‘17, we watch as a group of locals come together first to contemplate and to later reenact this long-buried event known today as the Bisbee Deportation.


Director Robert Greene | 2018 | In English | 89 minutes | NR | DCP

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