Rent Harlan County, U.S.A. on DVD

Harlan County, U.S.A.

1976 Rated PG 1hr 43m

Director Barbara Kopple's film about the 1973 coal miners' strike in Harlan County, Ky., won a Best Documentary Oscar and was selected for the National Film Registry. Highlighting the struggles of families living in shacks with no indoor plumbing and enduring hazardous working conditions, the film details the conflict between the Eastover Mining Co. and the laborers determined to join the United Mine Workers of America.

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Movie Details

1977 Academy Award®
  • Best Documentary Feature
Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.78:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; director's commentary; making-of featurette.