BISBEE ’17 collapses past and present into one another, and in doing so achieves a singularly strange and unsettling vision of apparently intractable American hatreds.
— Daniel Schindel, The Film Stage
Bisbee, Arizona, 1917. Almost 1,200 miners are removed from their homes, shipped away in train cars, and left to die in the middle of the desert.
One hundred years later, citizens of the former mining town gather together to reflect upon and recreate this dark event from their town’s past. Tensions both new and old bubble to the surface, between the hippies and artists who moved into the town, and the old mining families who have lived there for decades.
Directed by Robert Greene.