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Filmový klub: NORMA RAE

Norma raePozývame Vás na verejné premietanie Oskarom oceneného filmu "NORMA RAE" (v angličtine) v InfoUSA centre v ŠVK v Košiciach, Hlavna č. 10, 1. poschodie, dňa 7. marca 2013 (štvrtok) o 17:00 hod.

Screening Room: NORMA RAE

Starts: 2013-03-07  at  17:00

Ends: 2013-03-07  at  19:00

Location: InfoUSA Center at the State Scientific Library in Košice, Hlavna 10, 1st floor

Public show of the Oscar movie (in English)

More about the movie on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norma_Rae

Norma Rae is a 1979 American drama film that tells the story of a factory worker from a small town in North Carolina, who becomes involved in the labor union activities at the textile factory where she works. The film stars Sally Field in the titular role, Beau Bridges as Norma Rae's husband, Sonny, and Ron Leibman as union organizer Reuben Warshowsky.

Sally Field won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal as Norma Rae Webster. Norma Rae won a total of 2 awards, plus 6 other nominations. The film was selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 2011.

Norma Rae Webster is a minimum-wage worker in a cotton mill that has taken too much of a toll on the health of her family for her to ignore their Dickensian working conditions. After hearing a speech by a New York union organizer Reuben Warshowsky, Norma Rae decides to join the effort to unionize her shop. This causes conflict at home when Norma Rae's husband, Sonny, says she's not spending enough time in the home. Despite the pressure brought to her by management, when confronted, Norma Rae takes a piece of cardboard, writes the word "UNION" on it and stands on her work table, and slowly turns to show the sign around the room. One by one, the other workers stop their mill machines, and eventually, the entire room becomes silent. After all the machines have been switched off she is taken to jail, but is freed by Reuben. She then decides to talk to her kids and tell them the story of her life...

Excerpt taken from http://en.wikipedia.org