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W.Va. drama to screen at Capitol Center Theater Thursday

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Pat McGinley (left) and Michael Alban discuss filming for a scene in “Moving Mountains,” which screens at the Capitol Center Theater on Thursday.

The Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St., will host the West Virginia premiere of “Moving Mountains” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The film by writer/journalist Penny Loeb, based on her award-winning book of the same name, stars Theresa Russell as Trish Bragg, who led the fight for safe drinking water after a deep mine destroyed her Mingo County community’s wells. Russell made her screen debut opposite Robert De Niro in Elia Kazan’s 1976 drama “The Last Tycoon.” She also appeared in 2001’s “The Believer” with Ryan Gosling and played Emma Marko, the wife of Flint Marko/Sandman (Thomas Haden Church) in 2007’s “Spider-Man 3.” “Moving Mountains” was shot in the summer of 2012 in Mingo County, Charleston, Shepherdstown and Martinsburg. Many West Virginians were involved in front of and behind the cameras, including actors Greg Harpold, Tina Larson, John Halstead and T. Paige Dalporto, who also composed the film’s songs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and following the film, attendees can meet Bragg, Loeb and others involved with the film. Tickets are $10, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to community groups. For more information or tickets, visit

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