As we’ve previously covered, a new documentary about Centralia, PA and its mine fire disaster is currently in post-production. Centralia, Pennsylvania’s Lost Town is set to be released this summer [Update: Film to be released in Spring ’17] and is directed by Joe Sapienza II. The film will go beyond the history of the mine fire and explore the stories of the people who once lived in Centralia and the neighboring town of Byrnesville. The film will also include restored archival footage and photographs of the area.
Sapienza has graciously provided us with a series of movie stills and other photographs from the ongoing post-production of the film. He writes:
My editors (Rachel Tinkelman & Ariel Benton) are in the lab working on the project in Premiere. One of my editors took some photos of us looking over the project in the lab and some screenshots of the slate cuts. So far they have broken down several sequences of footage, each approximately an hour long on different stories about Centralia, which will then be put into one sequence and cut down further into a cohesive story. They have about 6 hours of footage cut down from everything we shot, and we need to squeeze all of that into about an hour to an hour and 15 minutes max!