JOE HILL (Bo Widerberg, 1971)

Form expresses content.      In 1902, following the deaths of their parents, Joel Emmanuel Hägglund and his brother, Paul, left Sweden and entered the United States. For this “new life,” Joel became Joseph Hillström—and, eventually, Joe Hill. A union organizer, principally, as songwriter for the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.—the “Wobblies”), Joe Hill thus found […]