Northern Lights
Northern Lights (1982)

In 1915 North Dakota, Swedish-born farmer Ray Sorenson (Robert Behling) organizes the populist Nonpartisan League as a response to the bank foreclosures that threaten the livelihoods of himself and his neighbors.

Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 30, 1982
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

John Ford's The Grapes of Wrath seems like the obvious inspiration here, in both its proletarian sentiment and its primal arrangement of characters against the harsh landscape.

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Time Out

The pseudo-documentary tone is maddeningly naive, but the stubborn, passionate images survive

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Walter M.
In the winter of 1915 in North Dakota, Ray Sorensen(Robert Behling) gets engaged to Inga(Susan Lynch). But as John(Joe Spano) puts it, there are more important… More