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Law Library Movies: Labor

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Law movies
Bread & Roses (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: Two Latina sisters, working as cleaners in a downtown L.A. office building, team up with a labor organizer to fight for their right to unionize.
Cast: Pilar Padilla, Adrien Brody, Elpidia Carrillo, Jack McGee, Monica Rivas, Frankie Davila Lillian Hurst. Directed by Ken Loach.
Categories:  Labor  Drama

Law movies
Gung Ho (1986)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: When a Japanese car company buys an American plant, the American liason must mediate the clash of work attitudes between the foreign management and native labor.
Cast: Michael Keaton, Gedde Watanabe, George Wendt, Mimi Rogers. Directed by Ron Howard.
Categories:  Labor  International  Comedy

Law movies
Of Mice and Men (1939)
Rated:    Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  106 min. B&W
Plot: Portrays migrant workers on a Western ranch in the 1930s Depression.
Cast: Burgess Meredith, Betty Field, Lon Chaney, Jr., Charles Bickford. Directed by Lewis Milestone.
Categories:  Drama  Labor  Mental Health

Law movies
Overnighters, The (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:    102 min. 
Plot: A portrait of unemployed job-seekers chasing the American Dream in the oil fields of North Dakota.
Cast: Keegan Edwards, Jay Reinke . Directed by Jesse Moss.
Categories:  Documentary  Labor  Religion

Law movies
Pride (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Gay activists raise money to support U.K. miners during a 1984 labor strike. Based on true story.
Cast: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, George MacKay, Joseph Gilgun, Ben Schnetzer. Directed by Matthew Warchus.
Categories:  Labor  Human Rights  History

Law movies
Wobblies, The (1979)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  89 min. 
Plot: The story of the Industrial Workers of the World, which in the early 20th century managed to organize various categories of unskilled workers into a single monolithic union.
Cast: Narration by Roger Baldwin. Directed by Stewart Bird and Deborah Shaffer.
Categories:  Documentary  Labor  History

The Wolf Law Library welcomes your suggestions for additions to the Feature Film Collection! If there is a law-related movie you feel we might be missing, please submit your suggestion to the Circulation & Reserve Desk at lawcir@wm.edu.

You can view a list of all law library movies in the online catalog.