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  • Andy Valeri, Big Beef Productions

King Coal

Updated: Dec 21, 2023

Re-Imagining The Documentary

My friend Steve hosting a post-screening Q&A at The Neon for the film “King Coal” with the creator/director Elaine McMillion Sheldon. What a profoundly insightful and even loving piece of work, yet one that doesn’t shy away from the necessary critiques that real love requires of us. A film that is technically a documentary, but one that blurs the normal definitions of that genre, feeling more like a cinematic storytelling poem at times. It reminded me in some ways of a Terrence Malick film, in how he would turn standard narratives into a form of poetic, almost dream-like storytelling.

More about “King Coal” here (see it if you get any opportunity to at all);

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