A Day in the Life of Frostburg

 

 

(As seen by thousands of viewers on Maryland Public Television (MPT))

A Day in the Life of Frostburg (2012)

37 amateur filmmakers, a handful of cameras, 2 weeks in a small town in Appalachia in the year 2012.

‘A Day in the Life of Frostburg (2012)’ film tells the story of life in one day in the Appalachian Mountain town of Frostburg, Maryland in the year 2012. The film looks at the wonderful within the ordinary and the everyday wisdom of people around us. The film was shot by a group of ‘citizen filmmakers’ working independently and together; a unique approach to filmmaking that lets people tell the story of life in their town from the inside out. Over 2,200 clips (nearly 30 hrs of video) were shot during a several-week filming period and then edited together in just 3 weeks to make a 30 minute documentary.

As part of the Frostburg Bicentennial celebrations, ‘A Day in the Life of Frostburg (2012)’ premiered at 4 times/locations in the city filling each venue to standing room only.  Due to popular demand, the entire film has been released for free online.  Watch part one and part two of the film below.

A Day in the Life of Frostburg – Interdependent Pictures – Part 1

A Day in the Life of Frostburg – Interdependent Pictures – Part 2

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3 comments

  1. Carolyn Shirley Francis

    I enjoyed this very much

  2. Darren Troutman, Chicago

    I wanted to see this when I came back to the ‘Burg for the bicentennial celebration, but too much was happening and I missed it. So glad I got the chance to see it. It makes me proud of my roots.

  3. Ann Hitchins

    I made a trip to Frostburg in 2008 to see where my grandfather was born (in 1885), grew up, and where he and about 280 other Hitchins are buried. I remember standing across the street from St. John’s when a passing driver waved at me. So I started waving at all the passing cars and every single person waved back! It struck me as a nice place then, and I see how right I was.Thank you for making this. I’m going to forward it to my cousins now! Cheers, Ann Hitchins, California

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