The IFC Center’s “Stranger Than Fiction” documentary series continues tonight with On Coal River, a look at the effects one coal mining company has had on the town it infiltrated. Post-screening, the filmmakers will discuss the polluted playgrounds and blasted mountain tops that pitted the residents of Coal River Valley against the school board, local government and Big Coal itself.
If social activism’s not your thing, the weeks to come bring award winning films and filmmaker Q & As on a New Orleans madam, a Sierra Leone war criminal, Marlene Dietrich and more.
Stranger Than Fiction at the IFC Center
Fall 2010 Season: Sept. 28 – Nov. 30
Every Tuesday at 8:00pm
Oct 12: On Coal River
Oct 19: The Canal Street Madam
Oct 26: Taking On The Kennedys
Nov 2: Wo Ai Ni Mommy (I Love You Mommy)
Nov 9: War Don Don
Nov 16: 12th & Delaware
Nov 23: Marlene
Nov 30: Surviving Hitler: A Love Story