Saturday, November 25, 2017

The Non-Partisan League dramatized


Based on the diaries of a former Non-Partisan League organizer, 94 yo Henry Martinson, Northern Lights is an exquisite examination of the hardships and challenges of organizing arguably USA�s most successful economically progressive movement. Filmed in NW North Dakota by John Hanson in 1978, it would win the Cam�ra d�Or award (best first feature) at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival.

Only four of the actors in this film were professional. The rest were locals. As someone who once lived less than 50 miles from where this film was shot, I can assure everyone that they are very authentic. One of my favorite films�EVAH!

(Sorry, they took down the linked video. Apparently there's a reason a copy of this film is so hard to find.)

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