King Coal

Elaine McMillion Sheldon

In this distinctly visionary film, director Elaine Sheldon traces the cultural roots of coal and how it continues to permeate the rituals of daily life in Appalachia even as its economic power wanes. The film follows the journey of a coal miner’s daughter exploring the region’s dreams and myths, untangling the pain and beauty, as her community sits on the brink of massive change.


Sponsored by Stephanie Nelson.


Only screening in person.