“Moundsville” to Screen at Row House in Lawrenceville, Friday, May 3 at 7.05 pm

(PRESS RELEASE) Pittsburgh, PA—Row House Cinema (4115 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 in Lawrenceville) will show Moundsville on Friday, May 3 at 7.05 pm. Filmmakers John W. Miller and David Bernabo will make a short presentation before the 74-minute movie. You can book tickets ($10) on the cinema’s website.  See www.moundsville.org for trailer, info, articles, and options to rent/buy. Moundsville,Continue reading ““Moundsville” to Screen at Row House in Lawrenceville, Friday, May 3 at 7.05 pm”

Moundsville Screening at Aull Center in Morgantown, Thursday, April 25 at 7pm

(PRESS RELEASE) The Aull Center in Morgantown presents a free, public screening of the new documentary film Moundsville on Thursday, April 25 at 7pm. The screening will be followed by a Q&A and discussion with the filmmaker John W. Miller. Moundsville, which The Atlantic called “fresh and valuable” (and which you can rent for $3.99 here), is the biographyContinue reading “Moundsville Screening at Aull Center in Morgantown, Thursday, April 25 at 7pm”

Moundsville Named as West Virginia’s Entry in USA Today Contest for “Best Historic Small Town” — Vote Here (Once Per Day) Before May 6

USA Today is holding a contest for “Best Historic Small Town” in the country, and Moundsville, WV (subject of our movie, which you can rent for $3.99 here) is one of the 20 contestants, along with places like Granbury, Texas; Mackinac Island, Michigan and Willamsburg, VA. (Full list here). It’s the contest’s only town inContinue reading “Moundsville Named as West Virginia’s Entry in USA Today Contest for “Best Historic Small Town” — Vote Here (Once Per Day) Before May 6″

April is National Poetry Month: Write a Moundsville-Themed Poem, Win DVD, Jewelry, Publication — Hosted by Affrilachian Poet Crystal Good

For National Poetry Month, we’re holding a Moundsville-related poetry contest with African-American Appalachian (“Affrilachian”) poet Crystal Good. Email her your poem, to crystal@crystalgood.net. The winner, to be declared in May, will receive a free Moundsville DVD, a custom piece of Good’s sassafrass jewelry, and publication and promotion on this website. Submissions (which are free) are due by AprilContinue reading “April is National Poetry Month: Write a Moundsville-Themed Poem, Win DVD, Jewelry, Publication — Hosted by Affrilachian Poet Crystal Good”

WVU, 100 Days in Appalachia To Screen Moundsville (Free&Open to Public) Monday, April 8 at 7pm at WVU in Morgantown

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 TheContinue reading “WVU, 100 Days in Appalachia To Screen Moundsville (Free&Open to Public) Monday, April 8 at 7pm at WVU in Morgantown”

Photo Essay: Screening Moundsville at Wheeling Jesuit U + 1hr Q&A abt poverty, prosperity, trade, race, fracking, economics, real estate prices, community, diversity, ageism, Appalachia, manufacturing, gentrification, economic development, brain drain + Mounds chocolates

with people making good points & no yelling

Free Screening of Moundsville at Wheeling Jesuit University on Monday, March 25 at 630 p.m.

Wheeling, WV– The Moundsville documentary film will screen in the CET Recital Hall at the Wheeling Jesuit University at 630 p.m. on Monday, March 25. After the movie, the filmmakers will answer questions and lead a discussion. You can find details about screening location and other information here. The screening of the 74-minute film isContinue reading “Free Screening of Moundsville at Wheeling Jesuit University on Monday, March 25 at 630 p.m.”

Why the United Steelworkers Screened ‘Moundsville’ 

  Pittsburgh, PA– Like most families and communities in 2019 America, the United Steelworkers doesn’t relish talking politics. Many of the union’s 1.2 million members and retirees are enthusiastic about President Trump’s agenda, especially tariff protection for U.S. industries. And an equal number, it seems, oppose the president, despairing over the President’s rightwing policies and angryContinue reading “Why the United Steelworkers Screened ‘Moundsville’ “

What Appalachians Want: ‘Honorable Work at a Living Wage’ — ‘Who will enable our joy? Who will release the energy hiding in our hearts?’

In a new essay, Kentucky-based writer Robert Gipe argues for a hardheaded humanist approach to tackling Appalachia’s issues. Applying the lens of national politics — an easy, entertaining method for big newspapers, website, and TV stations — usually hurts discourse. “The national political rhetoric plays on our worst selves and drives us apart,” writes GipeContinue reading “What Appalachians Want: ‘Honorable Work at a Living Wage’ — ‘Who will enable our joy? Who will release the energy hiding in our hearts?’”

Screening Moundsville at the Mount

Last night, we showed the movie (which you can rent for $3.99 here), at Mount Saint Mary’s in Emmitsburg, in Western Maryland, just south of Gettysburg. It’s where I attended college 1995-1999.  It was lovely to see former fellow students and professors who still teach there, and a thrill to present work almost exactly 20Continue reading “Screening Moundsville at the Mount”