The Capitol of Nowhere


John V. Ward | United States | 2018 | 1:27:00

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“When four teenage friends opened a music venue in their dying Pennsylvania coal mining town, the last thing they expected to bring was hope.

This is a documentary about how four teenagers started and ran a music venue in the dying coal mining town of Shamokin, Pennsylvania. This wasn’t someplace built for garage and cover bands, though. This was a legitimate rock venue where those kids–somehow–attracted major-label talent to their town of 7,000 people. But it’s about much more than that. It’s about the slow death of once great rust-belt towns; the tragic consequence of a lack of outlets and the opioid epidemic; how passion and ambition can overcome age, circumstance, and geography; and the hope and perspective one simple place and some music can bring.

John V. Ward

John V. Ward
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