Barbara Kopple

Barbara Kopple

Highest Rated: 100% Harlan County, U.S.A. (1976)

Lowest Rated: 45% Havoc (2005)

Birthday: Jul 30, 1946

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Documentarist whose celebrated films have focused almost exclusively on the struggle of workers to form unions. Kopple began making films in her clinical psychology class while at college in West Virginia and went to live among her coal-mining subjects in Kentucky to film her Oscar-winning debut, "Harlan County, U.S.A." (1976). The film chronicles the miners' violent struggle to join the United Mine Workers union and the effect of the strike on the lives of them and their families. Praised for putting a human face on a political issue, it was one of 25 films chosen by the Library of Congress to be placed on its Film Registry in 1990.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
88% 89% Desert One Director - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet New Homeland Director,
Producer
- 2018
67% No Score Yet A Murder in Mansfield Director,
Executive Producer
- 2017
77% 74% This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous Director,
Producer
- 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vinyl Generation Executive Producer - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Borderline Executive Producer - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Type: 150 Years of the Nation Director,
Producer
- 2015
91% 88% Miss Sharon Jones! Director,
Producer
$120.8K 2015
No Score Yet 92% Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde Executive Producer - 2013
60% 47% Running From Crazy Director,
Producer
- 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fight to Live Director - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Force of Nature Director,
Producer
- 2011
89% 86% Shut Up and Sing Director,
Producer
$1.2M 2006
45% 36% Havoc Director - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bearing Witness Director - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Standoff Producer - 2002
100% No Score Yet My Generation Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 2000
86% 65% Wild Man Blues Director,
Sound Recordist
$526.4K 1997
No Score Yet 75% Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson Director - 1993
No Score Yet 57% Beyond JFK: The Question of Conspiracy Director - 1992
100% 88% American Dream Director $11.5K 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keeping On Director - 1981
100% 92% Harlan County, U.S.A. Director,
Producer
- 1976
100% 96% Winter Soldier Producer - 1972

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet ReMastered Director 2018
13% No Score Yet The Bedford Diaries Director 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hamptons Executive Producer,
Director
2002