The Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival (POW Film Fest) is proud to present A Night with Barbara Kopple. Join the festival in meeting the 2018 Guest of Honor Barbara Kopple as she screens two of her films, HARLAN COUNTY U.S.A. and MISS SHARON JONES , and discusses her life and career with Portland filmmaker & PSU Assistant Professor Courtney Hermann.
MISS SHARON JONES follows the talented and gregarious soul singer of the Grammy nominated R&B band Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. In the most challenging year of her life, Sharon Jones confronts pancreatic cancer. As she struggles to find her health and voice again, the film intimately uncovers the mind and spirit of a powerful woman determined to regain the explosive singing career that eluded her for 50 years.
Barbara Kopple’s Academy Award-winning HARLAN COUNTY U.S.A. unflinchingly documents a grueling coal miners’ strike in a small Kentucky town. With unprecedented access, Kopple and her crew captured the miners’ sometimes violent struggles with strikebreakers, local police, and company thugs. Featuring a haunting soundtrack—with legendary country and bluegrass artists Hazel Dickens, Merle Travis, Sarah Gunning, and Florence Reece—the film is a heartbreaking record of the thirteen-month struggle between a community fighting to survive and a corporation dedicated to the bottom line.
7:00 PM HARLAN COUNTY U.S.A.
8:30 PM Conversation with Barbara Kopple
9:15 PM MISS SHARON JONES
Individual tickets for HARLAN COUNTY U.S.A. can be purchased here.
Individual tickets for MISS SHARON JONES can be purchased here.