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Megan Murphy presents "Town's End" - A Documentary Short Film

Date:Sunday, March 18, 2018
Time:2 p.m.
Location:    Showplace Performance Centre (290 George St. N., Peterborough)
Come celebrate and remember a valued piece of community history, PG Towns & Sons General Store. On February 2nd, a devastating fire destroyed this historic landmark in Douro. Proceeds from this screening will go to victims of the fire. Directed by Megan Murphy; Cinematography/Editing by Rob Viscardis; Original Score by Rob Phillips. For 124 years PG Towns & Sons General Store has stood at one of the 4 corners of the village of Douro. Four generations of the Towns family have run the shop, a vibrant part of the community. But the times they are a-changing. Subdivisions and big box stores are making it impossible for small, independent, family-run shops to survive. After more than a century in business, PG Towns has been forced to close its doors for good. What will happen to this community now that the heartbeat of the village is gone? And, in the battle between ever-expanding corporations versus locally run family businesses, the question remains: what do we really value?

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