The Resource The killing floor

The killing floor

Label
The killing floor
Title
The killing floor
Contributor
Actor
Adapter
Author
Director of photography
Screenwriter
Television director
Television producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Praised by The Village Voice as the most "clear-eyed account of union organizing on film," The Killing Floor tells the little-known true story of the struggle to build an interracial labor union in the Chicago Stockyards. The screenplay by Obie Award-winner Leslie Lee, based on an original story by producer Elsa Rassbach, traces the racial and class conflicts seething in the city's giant slaughterhouses, and the brutal efforts of management to divide the workforce along ethnic lines, which eventually boiled over in the Chicago Race Riot of 1919. The first feature film by director Bill Duke, The Killing Floor premiered on PBS' American Playhouse series in 1984 to rave reviews. In 1985, the film was invited to Cannes and won the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award. It has been showcased at Lincoln Center and festivals around the world
Member of
Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
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Credits note
Directed by Bill Duke
Intended audience
Not rated
PerformerNote
Damien Leake, Alfre Woodward, Clarence Felder, Moses Gunn
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1930-2014
  • 1943-
  • 1929-1993
  • 1918-
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  • Rassbach, Elsa
  • Milner, Ron
  • Lee, Leslie
  • Manasse, George
  • Duke, Bill
  • Leake, Damien
  • Woodward, Alfre
  • Felder, Clarence
  • Gunn, Moses
  • Birch, William
  • Swados, Elizabeth
  • hoopla digital
Runtime
118
Series statement
Film Movement classics
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  • Packing-house workers
  • African American labor union members
  • Racism
  • Race discrimination
  • Working class
  • Packing-houses
  • Riots
  • Racism against Black people
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The killing floor
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13899506?utm_source=MARC
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 118 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13899506
Publisher number
MWT13899506
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(MWT)MWT13899506
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
The killing floor
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13899506?utm_source=MARC
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 118 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13899506
Publisher number
MWT13899506
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(MWT)MWT13899506
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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