Monday, March 30, 2009

Benefit for On Coal River

The Mountains of West VA brought to you by Massey Energy Co.
Photograph by Ken Abbott

On Tuesday March 31st a benefit will be held at The Asheville Brew and View at 77 Coxe Avenue to raise money for the final production stages of the documentary, On Coal River.
I've been lucky enough to see rough cuts and outtakes of the movie and I can assure you that in its entirety On Coal River is a production that will make Asheville proud. It is an engaging documentation of 4 characters as they patiently and tirelessly jump through a myriad of bureaucratic hoops in their struggle against Massey Energy Co.
Shot over a four year period, On Coal River follows the transformation of these four remarkable individuals as they face the challenge of a lifetime, fighting for the survival of their way of life, and the lives of future generations.
Watch the trailer for On Coal River here.

Pierce Edens and The Dirty Work will be performing at the benefit; sneak preview scenes from On Coal River will be shown and there will be a huge raffle of local delights (including a painting by me) There is no cover, but obviously donations are encouraged.
Tuesday March 31st
6:00pm - 9:00 pm
Asheville Brew and View
77 Coxe Avenue
Please come out and show your support for this beautiful and important project.
If you do not live in Asheville and wish to donate to this project, you may do so via the website

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