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The Louisville Film Society’s Community Cinema brings “Deep Down,” a documentary about two people living in the mountain community of Maytown in Eastern Kentucky who are on opposite sides of the coal mining issue. Filmmakers Sally Rubin and Jen Gilomen tackle this issue that doesn’t stop at Maytown but calls into concern the impacts of coal mining itself.

From their website:

Beverly May and Terry Ratliff grew up like kin on opposite sides of a mountain ridge in eastern Kentucky. Now in their 50s, the two find themselves in the midst of a debate dividing their community and the world: who controls, consumes, and benefits from our planet’s shrinking supply of natural resources?

While Beverly organizes her neighbors to stop a coal mining company from advancing into her hollow, Terry considers signing away the mining rights to his backyard — a decision that could destroy both of their homes. Their once-peaceful mountain community of Maytown finds itself in the center of a contentious battle over energy and the wealth and environmental destruction it represents.

The film will be showing tomorrow, November 18th, 6:00pm at NuLu Black Box located on 812 E. Market St (old chapel in rear) and on November 22, 1:00pm at Fern Creek High School. For more information check out the film’s website at or the Louisville Film Society at

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