Empire Falls, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name penned by Richard Russo, is an award winning mini-series brought to television by HBO in 2005. At the center of the story is Miles Roby, the manager of Empire Grill and a dedicated family man living in a small, declining New England town. Through Milesâ€™ experiences, Empire Falls pays tribute to the resilience of lifelong friends, neighbors, and family. The story, bound together by the rich social fabric of society, shows the constant give-and-take of life - a world shared by all, containing both good times as well as bad. Directed by Fred Schepisi, Empire Falls is composed of a tremendous cast including star Ed Harris along with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Helen Hunt, Paul Newman, Robin Wright Penn, Aidan Quinn, and Joanne Woodward. Empire Falls was nominated for over 25 awards and the winner of the Golden Globe for Best Miniseries.