The former coal town of Widen, West Virginia. Once a model of paternalistic domination, Widen had been sold to the Pittston corpration in 1963.
"I find Company Town to be a beautiful film that I can enjoy over and over. It manages to avoid the obvious cliches but causes one to wonder "why do they stay?" and at the same time to understand that this place, these activities, these people, with all their limitations, are unique and wonderful" --Ricky Leacock, Filmmaker