Documentary ‘Moundsville: An American Story’ set to show

MOUNDSVILLE — After a successful premiere in December, the Strand Theatre will screen the new documentary “Moundsville: An American Story” twice this Saturday.

Created by Pittsburgh filmmaker Dave Bernabo and Wall Street Journal writer John W. Miller, the film explores how Moundsville represents many rural American towns. Featuring interviews with Moundsville natives young and old, “Moundsville” grapples with the significant role history plays in the town, the struggles of present-day economic development, and looks toward a hopeful potential future. Joe Barrett of the Wall Street Journal describes it as “A gripping look at a fascinating West Virginia town wrestling with its past and fighting for its future, with lots of surprises along the way.” Joe White of Reuters writes, “A lot of stories about the Heartland are depressing, bleak, hopeless — or angry. It’s more complicated than that, and this movie finds a path between the extremes that gets you closer to reality. Everyone should take the trip to Moundsville.”

Showtimes for the film are 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, visit moundsville.org. To purchase tickets, call the Strand Theatre at 304-845-3009 or visit the Strand’s Facebook page.

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