Praised by The Village Voice as the most "clear-eyed account of union     organizing on film," The Killing Floor tells the little-known true story     of the struggle to build an interracial labor union in the Chicago     Stockyards. The screenplay by Obie Award-winner Leslie Lee, based     on an original story by producer Elsa Rassbach, traces the racial and     class conflicts seething in the city’s giant slaughterhouses, and the     brutal efforts of management to divide the workforce along ethnic     lines, which eventually boiled over in the Chicago Race Riot of 1919.     The first feature film by director Bill Duke, The Killing Floor     premiered on PBS' American Playhouse series in 1984 to rave reviews.     In 1985 the film was invited to Cannes and won the Sundance Film     Festival Special Jury Award. It has been showcased at the Lincoln     Center and festivals around the world. A timeless film of increasing     relevance -- a must-see! 118 min.
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