The Humanities Center of West Virginia University and 100 Days in Appalachia present a free, public screening of the new documentary film Moundsville on Monday, April 8 at 7pm at WVU in Morgantown. The screening will be followed by a Q&A and discussion with the filmmakers, David Bernabo and John W. Miller.
Moundsville, which The Atlantic called “fresh and valuable” (and which you can rent for $3.99 here), is the biography of a classic American town, from the prehistoric burial mound it’s named after, through the rise and fall of industry, to the age of WalMart and shale gas, and a new generation figuring it all out. By reckoning with deeper truths about the heartland and its economy, without nationalist nostalgia, liberal condescension, or stereotypes (or talking about Trump), Moundsville plants seeds for better conversations about America’s future.
More at moundsville.org
The Humanities Center at West Virginia University cultivates critical humanistic inquiry, fostering innovative, collaborative, interdisciplinary, and publicly accessible scholarship and teaching to benefit the common good of the University, the state, and the world. Website: humanitiescenter.wvu.edu
100 Days in Appalachia (100daysinappalachia.com) was born the day after the 2016 election in response to the national narrative that reduced the region to a handful of narrow stories. Its mission is to share the diverse stories of Appalachia, which stretches from the Rust Belt to the Black Belt, by working with local voices to apply a cultural lens to what’s happening in our backyards and share what that means for the rest of the world.
LOCATION: Media Innovation Center on the 4th floor of the Evansdale Crossing Building, 62 Morrill Way, Morgantown, WV 26506
TIME&COST: Monday, April 8, 7PM. Entry free & open to the public.
MORE INFO: John W. Miller (412-298-0391) re Moundsville;
and Ashton Marra (304-838-0540) re WVU and 100 Days in Appalachia.