An Injury to One Image
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  • Summary: This documentary reconstructs the long-forgotten murder of union organizer Frank Little in the town of Butte, Montana, and draws a connection between the unsolved murder of Little, and the attempted murder of the town itself. (First Run / Icarus Films)
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    80
    Wilkerson's indictment is unapologetically agitprop. He sees Butte history as a testimony to "capitalist class" exploitation, corruption and environmental disaster.
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Halter
    80
    A deft, ambitious exercise in old-school socialist agitprop crafted with the precise multimedia flair of a corporate PowerPoint presentation, Travis Wilkerson's An Injury to One retells the gritty class struggles of the previous century through smoothly contemporary digital means.
  3. 70
    Revels in directorial assertiveness, including an omniscient narrator and an intrusive use of slick, magazine-style graphics to identify characters and spell out slogans.
  4. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    60
    Traverses between past and present, using archival material and computer techniques to paint a portrait of the effects of predatory mining practices on this small American town.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3