Our Town: Cumberland
Encore presentation: Saturday, March 16 at 1:30pm.
As in previous Our Town offerings focused on Chestertown and Hagerstown, the entire content of the film – choice of locations, interviewers, interviewees and videographers – is supplied by local citizens of Cumberland and neighboring Frostburg.
Once filming was completed, MPT producer Steve Smith worked meticulously over six months to turn 40 hours of raw footage into a 60-minute documentary.
Our Town: Cumberland tells the stories of what makes the area such a special place in which to live and work as revealed by original footage by and commentary from Cumberland and Frostburg residents, including the long-haired fellow you see below.
MPT delights in telling Maryland stories, and this one has been truly special. We are indebted to our sponsors and all who participated in creating the film.
Producer Steve Smith (right) and friend.
What is "Our Town"?
The "Our Town" series is a collection of documentaries showcasing different towns across Maryland, from the Eastern Shore to the western mountains but with a twist. Unlike a lot a historical documentaries seen on television, the "Our Town" series explores different Maryland communities through the eyes (and camera lenses) of the members of these communities.
MPT has solicited the involvement of a wide variety of the community's populace, from the mayor to the bartender, from the high school student to the chief of police, new residents, old residents, any and all residents.