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Bright Leaves (2003)

Bright Leaves
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Allan Gurganus Allan Gurganus
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Paula Larke Paula Larke
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Marilyn Levine Marilyn Levine
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Emily Madison Emily Madison
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Adrian McElwee Adrian McElwee
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Ross McElwee Ross McElwee
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Tom McElwee Tom McElwee
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Ross McElwee Ross McElwee
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Description: What legacy is passed down to generations when a family is a giant tobacco producer? Filmmaker Ross McElwee (Sherman's March, Time Indefinite — P.O.V. 1994), whose great-grandfather created the famous Bull Durham brand in his native North Carolina, takes viewers on an autobiographical journey across that state's social, economic and psychological tobacco terrain. Wise and wry, this meditation on the allure of cigarettes looks at loss and preservation, addiction and denial. Bright Leaves also examines filmmaking itself, as McElwee grapples with home movies, a vintage Hollywood melodrama and his own efforts to document North Car ... (more)
Release date: 28 April 2004
UPC: 720229911610
Tags: Ethics (1), Addiction (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Comedy (1), Meaning (1), Biography (1), Shamanism (1), Film (1), SnP (1), Family (1), True Films 200 (1), Documentary (1)
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Enzo Baker rated this 8/10 1 year, 8 months ago