West Virginia native’s film, ‘Mine 9,’ set to premiere on Friday in Princeton

By CHARLES BOOTHE

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

‘Mine 9,’ directed by Eddie Mensore, is set to premiere at the Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton Friday. The film pays tribute to the dangerous profession of coal mining and is described as a ‘claustrophobic thriller.’
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PRINCETON, W.Va.  — A movie that will have one of its premieres at the Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton on Friday is described by its director as a “claustrophobic thriller,” but one that also pays tribute to the dangerous profession of coal mining.

Eddie Mensore, a West Virginia native and independent filmmaker who directed, wrote and produced the film, said “Mine 9” takes place deep inside a coal mine and involves nine miners who are trapped with a limited supply of oxygen after a methane explosion.

“What gave me the inspiration is that I am a filmmaker and all of us from West Virginia know about coal mines,” he said last week. “Nobody has ever made this movie. That was really the inspiration.”

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