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SOJ alumna's documentary selected for "West Virginia Filmmakers Festival" competition

 Elaine McMillionAfter two years of production, School of Journalism alumna Elaine McMillion (BSJ,2009), will share her historical documentary with the public. Her film, “Lincoln County Massacre,” will premiere at the “West Virginia Filmmakers Festival” later this month.

“Lincoln County Massacre” examines a controversial 1980 incident between two motorcycle clubs and the West Virginia State Police. The documentary retraces the events that led to the arrest of 15 people, the hospitalization of three and a federal lawsuit against the State Police. The film focuses on the members who founded the Brothers of the Wheel Motorcycle club in Milton, W.Va., and chronicles how the night in Lincoln County affected those who were present.

Patrick Felton, director of the “West Virginia Filmmakers Festival,” saw the value of this perspective and named “Lincoln County Massacre” as an official selection for the documentary feature competition of the festival, which runs from September 29 to October 2.

“This was a deeply competitive submission process this year,” said Felton. We can honestly say that the film was among the cream of the crop.”

“Lincoln County Massacre” was directed, produced and edited by Elaine McMillion and co-produced by Justin Gillispie. It will premiere Friday, September 30 at 6 p.m. at the Elk Theatre, located at 192 Main Street in Sutton, West Virginia.

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