Cinema: The Town: Welcome to Burkittsville

Yes, Heather, there is a Burkittsville, Maryland. It's a lovely little town of some 200 souls, whose old homes, festooned with flowers and flags, make Mayberry look like Milwaukee. The good folks of Burkittsville can even handle a media frenzy, seeing as all those Blair Witch doings supposedly took place here. "I don't mind," says postmaster Larry Ott of the strangers dropping in to snap photos and buy postcards. "It takes the boredom out of the day."

Joyce Brown, the town's part-time mayor, doesn't care for the film's subject matter--"When it comes to witchcraft, we're a Christian community"--but is savvy enough...