|A film about a small town in Ritchie County premieres on Friday.|
“What About Auburn?” is set to be shown at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg at 7 p.m.
The film chronicles the thriving past and decline of a town called Auburn, located in the southeastern corner of Ritchie County.
The filmmaker wanted to show what’s happening in Auburn is happening in small towns all over the country.
“What we really want to accomplish by showing the film is to start a conversation about these small towns and what’s happening to them and what their prospects are,” Richard Anderson, the filmmaker, said.
“As far as we’re concerned, it’s pretty much everywhere in America where there were thousands of these small towns and they’re all hurting,” said Rowland Hill, who helped produce the film.
“I think it speaks to anybody that maybe grew up in the time I did, in small town West Virginia especially but small towns everywhere,” said Todd Burge, who created music for the film.
You can still buy tickets online at smoottheatre.com or you can call the Smoot’s box office at 304-422-7529.