THE LAST HILLBILLY
Knott County, Kentucky. A remote rural area where people feel less American than Appalachian.
Those areas that have known the glory of the mines and the disarray of their closure but also part of this America that had tried to reinvent itself while dealing with the rooting economic decline, ecological disaster and social violence.
Brian Ritchie and his family have been part of this world for generations, those so called and sometimes self-proclaimed “hillbillies”, caught between a mythical past and an indiscernible future.
Through his poetry, Brian is one of the last witnesses of a vanishing world.
Torino Film Festival – Italy
IDFA – Amsterdam – International Premiere – The Netherlands
Festival Entrevues Belfort – France
Festival du film de Sarlat – cancelled – France
Les Écrans documentaires – Arcueil – France
FIFIB – Grand Prize – France
Corsicadoc – Young Jury Award – France
Fifigrot – Toulouse, France
Les Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cerbère Portbou
Cinémondes – France
Deauville American Film Festival – France
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
Soon in theaters
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