Charleston, West Virginia Featured on HBO’s Our Towns April 13
Directed by Academy Award®-nominated filmmakers Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan, the HBO documentary OUR TOWNS, debuting TUESDAY, APRIL 13 at 9:00 pm, is a remarkable portrait of America and how the rise of civic and economic reinvention is transforming small cities and towns across the country. Based on the bestselling book “Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America” by journalists James and Deborah Fallows, the visually stunning feature documentary spotlights ingenious local initiatives and explores how a sense of community and common language of change can help people and towns find a different path to the future.
The documentary explores Charleston, WV, San Bernardino, CA; Sioux Falls, SD; Columbus, MS; Eastport, ME; and Bend, OR.
Flaherty attorney Bob Coffield was introduced to the Fallows when they first considered Charleston in 2011. Bob loves our city and has considered it a pleasure to watch the work go into the book and the documentary. Charleston was actually the “pilot” site to pitch the documentary to HBO, and HBO loved what they saw and heard in Charleston.
Thank you to the local Charlestonians who gave their time, shared their stories, and participated in the project.
The documentary will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max. Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/gyONWu__7sI