October 27th, 2005

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Theron Dazzles in Grim 'North Country'

Sean Bean at the NC Premiere in LATheron Dazzles in Grim 'North Country'
Uglification of Beautiful Women Proves Winning Formula For Theron in Class-Action Triumph

By LIZ SEAGRAVE
Monday, October 24, 2005

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While her "North Country" character Josey Aimes may be excavating iron from the quarries of Northern Minnesota, Charlize Theron herself has struck a gold mine with this simple recipe: Take one stunning starlet, give her a goofy hairdo coupled with a wardrobe entirely from the sale rack at Sears, then plunk her down in a socially difficult, based-on-fact story. Nothing spells moolah for Hollywood fat cats like the uglification of a beautiful woman.Collapse )
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Theron fights for her rights in gritty North Country

Sean Bean at the LA press conference for NC

By John Frame

October 25, 2005 in Voices

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A subtle but critical moment occurs in the middle of Niki Caro's second film, North Country, when Anita Hill appears on the TV screen during a press hearing regarding her allegations of sexual harassment against then–Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas. Though this scene does not work chronologically (the Thomas hearings were in 1991; the movie takes place years earlier), it does possess a haunting reality that we still must face today.Collapse )
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'North Country' shamelessly melodramatic

Sean Bean at the LA press conference for NC

Published: Thursday, October 27, 2005 -- The Truth, D7
Last updated: 10/27/2005 12:04:03 AMBy Ben FordTruth Staff

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It's difficult now to remember a time when the term "sexual harassment" wasn't in our vocabulary, but it was relatively new in 1988, when Lois Jenson and a group of her female co-workers filed the nation's first class-action sexual harassment suit, against Eveleth Mines.Collapse )
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Film Review - Woman of steel

Sean arriving for the LA premiere of NC

Theron makes another Oscar pitch in North Country

By Juan-Carlos Selznick

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MEN BEHAVING BADLY

A fictionalized account of the landmark sexual-harassment lawsuit Lois Jenson brought against a Minnesota iron mine in the '70s, North Country stars Charlize Theron in the role of the woman who fought against the systematic abuse in the overwhelmingly male-dominated industry.
North Country Starring Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Sissy Spacek and Woody Harrelson. Directed by Niki Caro. Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7 and Tinseltown. Rated R.Collapse )