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Bisbee '17 (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Bisbee '17 offers one town's reckoning with its own history as a compelling argument that the mistakes of the past are truly corrected only when they're faced head on.

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An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its darkest day: the deportation of 1200 immigrant miners exactly 100 years ago. Locals collaborate to stage recreations of their controversial past.

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In some respects "Bisbee '17" serves as a kind of therapy for the town. But it's still difficult material.

September 11, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Greene's movie... grows into an adventurous exercise in drama-documentary; what could have seemed arch or awkward is handled with grace and tact, and there is even a song.

September 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Like many arty contemporary documentaries, Bisbee '17 is rather theatrical. But that's reasonable in this case...

September 6, 2018 | Full Review…
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There's no denying that Bisbee '17 has some moments of deep elegiac power or, for that matter, that Greene's ambition is boundless.

September 6, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Remembering the past is not enough to prevent its recurrence. It has to be kept alive.

September 5, 2018 | Full Review…
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The sheer audacity and originality of the exercise makes it a must-see, regardless of what you might think of the success or failure of any particular choice.

September 5, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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