Bisbee ’17

Documentary, Western 112 min
Sunday, November 4

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An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its darkest day: the deportation of 1200 immigrant miners exactly 100 years ago. Locals collaborate to stage recreations of their controversial past. – Peter Biskind<

“Even though Bisbee ’17 depicts a wholesome and harmonious community undertaking, it is a profoundly haunted and haunting film.” — A.O. Scott, New York Times
“Greene’s movie… grows into an adventurous exercise in drama-documentary; what could have seemed arch or awkward is handled with grace and tact, and there is even a song.” — Anthony Lane, New Yorker
“It would be enough for any documentary to tell this piece of hushed-up history, but Bisbee ’17 is onto something more radical; watching it is like witnessing the defusing of a time bomb from a foot away.” — Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out
directed by
Robert Greene
Mike Anderson, Charles Bethea, Ken Boe, Benjamin Joel Caron