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Friday, October 2, 2015


MY HOMETOWN:  Big Stone Gap,  Virginia;  The movie  (BIG STONE GAP) comes to theaters everywhere on October 9th ---so make sure you go and see it!!!!!!!

 It's a comedy/romance, and the cast includes Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, John Benjamin Hickey, and Jane Krakowski.

Writer and director Adriana Trigiani brings her best-selling novel Big Stone Gap to the screen in a heartwarming tale of family secrets and self-discovery in a small coal-mining town during the late 1970s. Shot entirely on location in the real Big Stone Gap, Trigiani’s hometown, the film captures the joys, the tribulations and the rewards of life in the Appalachian Mountains.

I lived in Big Stone Gap for 18 years --until I went to college. My Dad worked for the railroad, and he and Mom lived there most of their entire lives.  I loved (and still love) that little town --where everyone knew everyone.

Unfortunately,  I left before Adriana and her family moved to BSG,  so I do not know her.  But--I know many of the locals who were 'extras' in the movie... I can't wait to see it.  Looks like a fun-loving movie which reminds me of something like "Fried Green Tomatoes".....  Go and see it --and think of ME......