Five Films for a May Day Weekend

by Brian Bergen-Aurand


Here are five films in honor of International Workers Day weekend, in no particular order.

Salt of the Earth. 1954. Director, Herbert J. Biberman. Writer, Michael Wilson. Stars, Juan Chacón, Rosaura Revueltas, Will Geer.


Born in Flames. 1983. Director, Lizzie Borden. Writers, Lizzie Borden and Ed Bowes. Stars, Honey, Adele Bertei, Jean Satterfield.

Land and Freedom. 1995. Director, Ken Loach. Writer, Jim Allen. Stars, Ian Hart, Rosana Pastor, Icíar Bollaían.

Matewan. 1987. Director, John Sayles. Writer, John Sayles. Stars, Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell.


Eros + Massacre. 1969. Director, Yoshishige Yoshida. Writers, Masahiro Yamada and Yoshishige Yoshida. Stars, Mariko Okada, Toshiyuki Hosokawa, Yûko Kusunoki.

And…if you don’t have a whole weekend for film…perhaps you can spend 41 mins on Jean Vigo’s Zero for Conduct.

Zero for Conduct. 1933. Director, Jean Vigo. Writer, Jean Vigo. Stars, Jean Dasté, Robert le Flon, Louis Lefebvre.





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