A film spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930’s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party… while he was still alive. The director, Aaron Schneider, captures the period extremely well and the cinematography and musical score are wonderful. The film handles tough subjects like death, regret, suspicion and guilt with wisdom and a gentle humour.
PG cert – 2011 – Dir: Aaron Schneider
99 mins – Lang: English
Cast: Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek and Lucas Black