“The Campaign of Miner Bo,” a feature-length documentary from Todd Drezner, will screen at this year’s New Hope Film Festival in New Hope.
The screening will take place at 7:45 p.m. Monday, July 26, at the New Hope Arts Center at 2 Stockton Ave., New Hope. Tickets are $16, or $13.50 for students and seniors, at goelevent.com/NewHopeFilmFestival/e/TheCampaignofMinerBo.
After his conversation with Hillary Clinton goes viral and makes him one of the faces of the 2016 election, unemployed coal miner Bo Copley runs for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in West Virginia in 2018. As his long-shot campaign continues, Copley fights not only to pull off a monumental upset, but also to validate his own sense of self-worth after two years of unemployment.
The film was broadcast on PBS stations in 43 states last fall and received a national broadcast on WORLD Channel. After screening in several virtual film festivals during the pandemic, “The Campaign of Miner Bo” will have its first in-person festival screening at the New Hope Film Festival, a leading regional festival that discovers and nurtures independent filmmakers.