Miners weekend opens with screening of Goodwin’s Way

7 p.m. at the Cumberland United Church

Goodwin's Way is playing at the Cumberland United Church Thursday evening.

Goodwin's Way is playing at the Cumberland United Church Thursday evening.

Ginger Goodwin, a rebellious labour activist, was slain by police under mysterious circumstances almost a century ago, yet his name still elicits wounds that date back to the town’s coal mining past.

Neil Vokey’s new documentary Goodwin’s Way weaves an oral tapestry of fact and myth with some Cumberland residents remembering Goodwin as a criminal, while many others admire the ideals of equality and self-determination he fought for.

Join the Cumberland Museum and Archives for a reception celebrating the Cumberland release of Goodwin’s Way on Thursday, June 16, 6:30 p.m. at the museum, followed by a screening of the film at 7 p.m. at the Cumberland United Church.

The film is by donation, as a part of Miners Memorial Weekend.  For the full weekend schedule, June 16–18, visit www.cumberlandmuseum.ca.