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Film Screening: Impossible Town

October 6, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

IMPOSSIBLE TOWN follows the story of former State Health Officer Dr. Ayne Amjad who is
thrust to the helm of a decades-long struggle to aid a southern West Virginia town beset by
cancer-causing chemicals. The film explores the dual nature of trauma, showing how loss can
both motivate people toward ambitious goals and simultaneously trap them in its grip,
preventing them from moving on.
The film was captured primarily in Oak Hill, Beckley, and Charleston, and marks the filmmakers’
feature-length directorial debut. It had its world premiere at the 45th Mountainfilm Festival in
Telluride and will screen at MTN Craft Film Festival in Clarksburg, WV on Saturday, September
30th. The film has been supported by the International Documentary Association, the Redford
Center, DOC NYC Industry Roundtables, the Logan Nonfiction Fellowship, and From the Heart
Co-directors Meg Griffiths & Scott Faris said: “It has long been our dream to tell an honest,
nuanced, and fundamentally human story about West Virginia, a state that is too often
misunderstood and misrepresented in stories produced outside the state. We hope viewers will

come with an open mind and an open heart to watch this film about true WV heroes and the
limits of their heroism.”

Additional regional screenings will occur on the following dates:
● Saturday, 9/30, 5:30PM MTN Craft Film Festival Clarksburg, WV
● Sunday, 10/1, 7:00PM Rust Belt and Appalachia Doc Fest Pittsburgh, PA
● Tuesday, 10/4, 7:30PM Gluck Theater at WVU Morgantown, WV
● Thursday, 10/5, 7:00P Towngate Theatre at Oglebay Institute Wheeling, WV
● Friday, 10/6, 7:00PM The Culture Center Theater Charleston, WV
● Saturday, 10/7, 7:00PM Historic Fayette Theater Fayetteville, WV
● Sunday, 10/8, 5:30PM The Raleigh Playhouse and Theatre Beckley, WV
This screening series is made possible with support from Anonymous Was a Woman in
partnership with The New York Foundation for the Arts, Real WV, and Universe Creative.

For more information about the film and upcoming screenings, visit the film’s website:

1900 Kanawha Blvd E, Building 9
Charleston, West Virginia 25305 United States
View Venue Website

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