TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINE, THE
Films on the Hill at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINE (USA, 1936, 102 min.)
A coal mining company invades an Appalachian community and begins strip mining to the total disruption of the locals’ way of life. Inspired by the Hatfield-McCoy feud, the story is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where an outsider arrives to clear the path for a new railroad. When a mountain girl falls in love with the newcomer, hostilities simmer until a tragic accident brings everyone to their senses. The film reveals how local people are taken advantage of by outside interests. Uneducated to the true value of their land and the resulting environmental damage to come, they essentially give their land away. This film marks the first time Technicolor process was used for outdoor filmmaking. Directed by Henry Hathaway. Starring Henry Fonda, Fred MacMurray and Sylvia Sidney. Academy Award nominee for Best Original Song. Venice Film Festival Award for Best Color Film.
Introduced by film critic Mike Canning.
Tickets, $5 at the door only.