April 9, 2011

Flick of the Day

Director: Martin Ritt
Actors: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Pat Hingle, Gail Strickland, Ron Leibman, Barbara Baxley, Morgan Paull
Year: 1979

Synopsis: A young woman working in a textile factory organizes a union and fights for workers' rights.

If you need a movie that will make you wanna stand up and fight, then "Norma Rae" is for you. Sally Field shines (in an Oscar-winning role) as Norma Rae, who takes a job at a factory. When she discovers that conditions in the work-place are horrible, she tries to get colleagues to join a union. It's a powerful story that will have you rooting for the underdog.

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