Attend a Film Premiere with Live Music, Lessons in Coal, and Much More!
Coal Country is a dramatic look at modern coal mining. The story is told by the people directly involved, both working miners and activists who are battling the coal companies in Appalachia. Tensions are high. It’s "a new civil war," as families and communities are deeply split over mountaintop removal mining (MTR). This film by Mari-Lynn Evans and Phylis Geller is a dramatic look at modern coal mining. We get to know working miners along with activists who are battling coal companies in Appalachia. Both sides in this conflict claim that history is on their side. Everyone shares a deep love for the land, but mountaintop removal mining is tearing them apart. We need to understand the meaning behind promises of “cheap energy” and “clean coal.” Featuring special in-person guests: Grammy winner, Kathy Mattea, singer-songwriter Jean Ritchie, and author Silas House. Presented by the Cumberland Chapter, Sierra Club. For tickets, order at our website. Proceeds to benefit the significant coalfields work of the Cumberland Chapter of the Sierra Club and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. Pre-movie Benefit (5:30 p.m.): Natasha’s Bistro Boutique 112 Esplanade, Downtown Lexington, Kentucky 40507 (859) 259-2754 http://www.natashasbistro.com/ Film Showing (7:30 p.m.): The Kentucky Theatre 214 East Main Street Lexington, Kentucky 40507 (859) 231-7924 www.kentuckytheatre.com Post-film Benefit (10:30 p.m.): Al’s Bar 601 North Limestone Lexington, Kentucky 40508 (859) 309-2901 http://www.myspace.com/alsbarlexington Tickets http://www.kentucky.sierraclub.org/coalcountry/ Option One: Reception, reserved seating, your name in program, and a deluxe dinner with our Special Guests at Natasha’s Bistro Boutique. $125.00. Option Two: Movie ticket, general seating. $25.00. A variety of Program Sponsorships are available. $25.00 to $500.00.