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: 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.
  2. 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.
  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