'Mine 9’ set to premiere at Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center in Clarksburg, WV on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm following the worldwide premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival (San Jose, CA) where the film won Best Feature Film – Dramatic.
From independent filmmaker, Eddie Mensore comes the story of nine Appalachian coal miners trapped 2 miles underground after a methane explosion. With only a one-hour supply of oxygen, the race is on to escape alive. This close-knit group of veteran coal miners begin what seems like a normal day of work, not knowing that danger was lurking below. As they descend into the earth, the rain pouring down several miles above them, they tease a new miner with tales of ghosts and scary stories about the mine. Little did they know that one of them could become the subject of new ghost stories told to new miners in years to come.
Writer, director, and producer Eddie Mensore brings us this heart-stopping story of tragedy, terror, and survival. In Appalachia, coal mining towns are filled with brave men and women who risk their lives every day to put food on their families’ tables. Everyone knows the risk, everyone knows the danger, and everyone hopes their loved one comes home alive. Coal mining in Appalachia, dubbed The Devil’s Playground, is dangerous business and Mine 9 gives you an up-close look at just how real and dangerous it can be when safety concerns are ignored and warnings fall on deaf ears.
Starring Terry Serpico as Zeke, Kevin Sizemore as Daniel, Mark Ashworth as Kenny, and including breakout performances from Clint James, Drew Starkey and Erin Elizabeth Burns, Mine 9 is sure to have you on the edge of your seat, your heart racing, and caring about what happens to these men who risk their lives on a fairly regular basis.
A special premiere event is planned in Clarksburg, West Virginia at the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center on Saturday April 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm. Writer/Director Eddie Mensore and actors Clint James and Mark Ashworth will be in attendance and will participate in a talk-back session following the film premiere.
Sales & Marketing Manager, Emily Moore, remarks about the significance of this particular film. “We are honored to be a premiere location for Mine 9 not only because mining is such a vital profession and resource to our state, but because Mr. Mensore is a WV native. Additionally, we aren’t often able to show new releases and this is an exception. Community members should take advantage of such a unique opportunity.”
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