Academy Award®-winner Holly Hunter (The Piano) stars as Ruby, the wife of a coal miner in Harlan County, Kentucky. After two senseless deaths, the union calls a strike against the mining company. What follows is one of the most violent, bitter and notorious union battles in history.
With no end to the strike in sight, Ruby decides to fight the company her way. Ted Levine (Georgina) and Stellan Skarsgard (Good Will Hunting) also star in this fictional story set against the backdrop of the Harlan County coal miners' strike.