King Coal

West Virginia State Archives film collection gets big screen treatment in ‘King Coal’

BY: - September 4, 2023

About 30 minutes into director Elaine Sheldon’s new film “King Coal,” the sides of the frame suddenly begin to creep inward. It happens on a wide shot of two young girls, sitting on a bench, crafting friendship bracelets. A small West Virginia town unfolds behind them. But as the black bars encroach on the corners […]