Kentucky Division United Nations Association-USA presents
Film: Norma Rae
Pre-film: Reel World String Band
6:30 p.m. Reel World String Band
7:00 p.m. Norma Rae (1979, 2 Oscars)
Tuesday November 3rd
214 East Main Street
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Tickets - $5
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This event, focusing on social justice, is part of Kentucky's celebration of United Nations Day. Prior to the classic 1979 Oscar-winning film about a union hero, Crystal Lee Sutton, the Reel World String Band will get us in the mood with a rousing set of Union songs.
The following is from Betsy Taylor's review (click here to see the entire review) that appeared in the October 21 issue of the North of Center weekly newspaper:
"On September 11, Crystal Lee Sutton died from brain cancer at age 68. She faced her death with the same fighting spirit that blazes out of Norma Rae (1979), the film based on her life. Denied possibly life saving treatments for two months after her diagnosis, Sutton had to battle illness and an insurance corporation simultaneously. In a June 2008 interview with the Burlington Times-News, reporter Handgraaf observed that Sutton saw this as “another example of abusing the working poor.” “It is almost,” she said, “like...committing murder”.
Central Kentucky gets a chance to honor Sutton's generous, valiant spirit at a public celebration at the Kentucky Theatre on November 3. At 6:30, the Reel World String Band will kick things off with a rousing set of labor and justice music, followed by the film Norma Rae. I think Crystal Lee Sutton would like this event. Organized by the Kentucky Division of the United Nations Association, it aims to gather together all sorts of people and justice struggles—labor, health reform, racial and gender justice."
Kentucky Division - United Nations Association - USA
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