The Old Castle Theatre offers a historic 60th anniversary showing of the only Hollywood movie ever to be banned in the United States. Why historic? Because Salt of the Earth was shown at the same theatre 60 years ago in defiance of the repression and political intolerance represented by creeping McCarthyism.
Date: November 16, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Venue: The Castle Theatre
Phone: (250) 365-0740
Location.: 185 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, BC V1N 1A8
Web: Venue Website
The event’s host, Ron Verzuh, will give a short talk outlining the history of the film and its suppression. Ron Verzuh is a writer, photographer and labour historian.Before retiring in 2008, Ron was national director of communications at the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Canada’s largest union.
He is the author of three books, several booklets and many articles on subjects ranging from the labour movement to travel, literature, news media, movies, culture and politics. He writes regular for BC Studies and is a frequent contributor to AQ, SFU’s alumni magazine, which published his feature article “Lefty’s Legacy, Margaret’s Hope: SFU alumnus funds new centre and paves way to a labour studies BA.”
Ron also serves on the boards of several historical organizations, including the Pacific Northwest Labour History Association, the Slim Evans Historical Society and the On To Ottawa Society.
Verzuh was born and raised in the Kootenays and is now living in the U.S.