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Director/Editor: Robert Greene | Producers: Douglas Tirola, Susan Bedusa, Bennett Elliott | Composer: Keegan DeWitt | Cinematographer: Jarred Alterman | USA / 2018 / 112 min
About the Film
Bisbee, Arizona, a former copper-mining town on the border with Mexico, has never reckoned with its dark past. In 1917, a strike by mine workers, many of them immigrants, was violently brought to an end with an illegal forced mass deportation. On the occasion of this tragedy's centenary, innovative nonfiction filmmaker Robert Greene (Kate Plays Christine, NFF 2016) collaborates with residents to confront this troubling episode through a town-wide reenactment, one that has haunting resonance with our present-day debates about immigration, unions, and corporate power.
About the Filmmaker
Robert Greene is an award-winning filmmaker and writer. His latest film, Bisbee ’17, premiered in competition at Sundance 2018. His previous film Kate Plays Christine won a Jury Award for Writing at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Robert’s documentaries include the Gotham Awards-nominated Actress, Fake It So Real, and the Gotham Award-nominated Kati With An I. Robert has edited many features, including Queen of Earth and Listen Up Philip by Alex Ross Perry, Approaching the Elephant by Amanda Rose Wilder and Christmas, Again by Charles Poekel. Robert writes about documentary for Sight & Sound and other outlets. He is the Filmmaker-in-Chief at the Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the University of Missouri.