North Country (2005)
April 15, 2006 at 7:00 and 10:00pm in 26-100 and
April 16, 2006 at 10:00pm in 26-100.
Unfortunately, LSC was unable to obtain the closed caption discs for this film, so there will be no Rear Window captions available. We apologize for the inconvenience.
When Josey Aimes (Charlize Theron) returns to her hometown in Northern Minnesota after a failed marriage, she needs a good job. A single mother with two children to support, she turns to the predominant source of employment in the region - the iron mines.
The mines provide a livelihood that has sustained a community for generations. The work is hard but the pay is good and friendships that form on the job extend into everyday life, bonding families and neighborhoods with a common thread. It's an industry long dominated by men, in a place unaccustomed to change.
Encouraged by her old friend Glory (Frances McDormand), one of the few female miners in town, Josey joins the ranks of those laboring to blast ore from rock in the gaping quarries. She is prepared for the back-breaking and often dangerous work, but coping with the harassment she and the other female miners encounter from their male coworkers proves far more challenging. [rottentomatoes.com]
"Director Niki Caro was a critical darling for her first feature, Whale Rider, and her Hollywood debut confirms a legitimate talent."
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