Sunday, 18 November 2018 from 18:00-22:00
Brewer’s Bar, 7 Shackwell Lane, E8 2EB
This is the second of a series of screenings and discussions organised by Hackney Labour in collaboration with Brewer’s Bar. We’ll be showing the John Sayles’ film Matewan. This is a powerful film that is rarely screened in the UK. The film dramatises the events of the Battle of Matewan, a coal miners’ strike in 1920 in Matewan, a small town in the hills of West Virginia. In it a labour union organiser comes to an embattled mining community that’s been brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company. After watching the film we’ll be sharing our views about it with George Binette who is Trade Union Liaison Officer for Hackney North.
Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can-Afford. Suggested donations per person: £5 waged, £2 low/unwaged, £8 solidarity. Places are limited so please book if you want to come along. After the cost of the film is covered, we’ll donate anything raised to support the London Renters Union.
Doors open at 6pm, and the screening will start promptly at 6.30pm.