Bisbee, Arizona, is an eccentric old mining town a few miles from the Mexican border. In 1917, nearly 2,000 immigrant miners, on strike for better wages and safer working conditions, were violently rounded up by their armed neighbours, herded onto cattle cars, and abandoned in the desert, an event which became known as the Bisbee Deportation. Radically combining documentary, western and musical elements, BISBEE '17 follows locals as they play characters and dramatize historical events in an attempt to reckon with the controversial story of their town's darkest hour, culminating in a large scale recreation of the deportation itself on the day of its 100th anniversary. "The best film of the year. Profoundly haunted and haunting." – A.O. Scott, New York Times


Friday February 28 2020 7:30pm
Saturday February 29 2020 7:30pm