North country

DVD
Published 2006
Item Details
Summary:

Josey Aimes needs a job and goes to work at a Minnesota steel mine after splitting with her violent husband. But the job proves to be almost as harrowing as her marriage. The male miners are resentful of women taking their jobs, so the men verbally abuse and play humiliating pranks on the female miners. After being physically assaulted by a coworker, Josey tries to fight against the harassment, but none of the other women will join her case for fear that things will only get worse. A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the U.S., Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won a landmark 1984 lawsuit.

Edition:
Widescreen ed.
Publisher, Date:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2006.
Description:
1 videodisc (ca. 126 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
CHVR: 14A.
Notes:
Based on the book "Class action: the story of Lois Jensen and the landmark case that changed sexual harassment law" by Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Special features: Deleted scenes; documentaries.
Director of photography, Chris Menges ; editor, David Coulson ; music, Gustavo Santaolalla.
Charlize Theron, Elle Peterson, Thomas Curtis, Frances McDormand, Sean Bean, Woody Harrelson, Jeremy Renner, Richard Jenkins, Sissy Spacek.
DVD ; widescreen presentation.
For private home use only.
In English or French, with English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
76303
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