Moundsville Screening and Director Q&A
Stop by the Aull Center on Thursday, April 25th at 7 PM to view a screening of the 2018 documentary “Moundsville” from directors David Bernado and John W. Miller. After the screening, there will also be a director Q&A.
“Moundsville” is the economic 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. Told through the voices of residents, the story covers an arc that includes Moundsville’s Native American origins, white settlement, Marx toy plant (it made Rock’em Sock’em robots), legendary prison, first African-American mayor, post-industrial decline, and current small businesses. By reckoning with deeper truths about the heartland and its economy, without nationalist nostalgia, liberal condescension, stereotypes, or talking about Trump, “Moundsville” plants seeds for better conversations about America’s future.
Morgantown Public Library
373 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV, USA