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'Empire Falls' Raises Town's Hopes

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'Empire Falls' Raises Town's Hopes

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'Empire Falls' Raises Town's Hopes

'Empire Falls' Raises Town's Hopes

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Charlotte Renner reports on the filming of an HBO movie based on Richard Russo's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Empire Falls. The film, which describes life in a dying New England mill town, has brought a jolt of prosperity to the real-life mill town of Skowhegan, Maine.