Coal Country, tells the story of the struggle in central Appalachia communities around mountain-top removal coal-mining. Miners and residents are locked in conflict: is mining and processing coal essential to providing good jobs, or is it destroying the land, water and air?
Families and communities are deeply split over what is being done to their land under the latest form of strip mining called ‘Mountaintop Removal’ or MTR. This film is a dramatic look at modern coal mining. We get to know working miners and activists who are battling coal companies in Appalachia.
“Coal Country the Movie” Kentucky Premier occurs Wednesday, 7:30 pm, October 7th, at The Kentucky Theatre. Tickets are $25 dollars, and include pre-film performances and post-film discussion panel with our special guests: singer/songwriters, Kathy Mattea and Jean Ritchie, Kentucky native author Silas House, artist Jeff Chapman Crane, and many more. Please note: Tickets for this special event are NOT available at the theatre in advance, but can be ordered at http://www.kentucky.sierraclub.org/coalcountry/
Tickets will also be available at the theatre box office on the night of show if there are any unsold.