THE LAST HILLBILLY
Talcum, Eastern Kentucky. A remote rural area where people feel less American than Appalachian.
For decades, Brian Ritchie and his family have been living there. But the mines have been shut down, with nothing to replace them. And over time, the inhabitants have seen an explosive mix made of economic decline, ecological disaster, and social violence, develop.
In the US they are often called “hillbillies”. An insult some of them use to define themselves, almost as a provocation.
Among them, Brian.
Caught between a mythical past and an indiscernible future, Brian is one of the last witnesses of a vanishing world, that inspires his poetry.
ACID CANNES 2020 – World premiere – France
80 min I 2020 I Color
Production Films de Force Majeure
Distribution New Story
International Sales The Party Film Sales
Avance sur recettes CNC I Fonds d’Aide à l’Innovation du CNC I Région Sud I PICTANOVO I Doha Film Institute I Scam (Brouillon d’un rêve) I Procirep-Angoa I Sacem
Selection at Eurodoc 2017 I Résidence Chalet Mauriac (Région Nouvelle Aquitaine) I Pitching du Réel Nyon 2018 I Les Arcs Work-in-Progress 2019 I ParisDOC Work-in-Progress 2020
Directed by Diane Sara Bouzgarrou & Thomas Jenkoe
Picture Thomas Jenkoe
Sound Diane Sara Bouzagarrou
Editing Théophile Gay-Mazas
Sound editing & sound mix Pierre Armand
Music Jay Gambit
Production manager Nora Bertone
Producer Jean-Laurent Csinidis