<i>On Coal River.</i> 2010. USA. Directed by Francine Cavanaugh, Adams Wood
  • On Coal River

    2010. USA. Francine Cavanaugh, Adams Wood. 81 min.

Introduced by Cavanaugh

Saturday, November 20, 2010, 8:15 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • On Coal River

    2010. USA. Directed by Francine Cavanaugh, Adams Wood. In this gripping documentary, made in the tradition of Barbara Kopple’s Harlan County, USA, a group of West Virginians fight a coal company whose toxic waste facility is poisoning their local elementary school. Cavanaugh and Wood's inspirational David and Goliath tale is a passionate, nuanced look at community activism and its limitations, and a moving portrait of a hardscrabble community facing tough economic times. 81 min.

In the Film exhibition Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You 2010

Ticketing policies for film screenings

Sign up for now to receive MoMA's biweekly Film E-News