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Deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia, where every man owns a gun and a moonshine still, abides living legend Jesco White, "the dancing outlaw". As a boy Jesco was... See full summary »

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Deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia, where every man owns a gun and a moonshine still, abides living legend Jesco White, "the dancing outlaw". As a boy Jesco was in and out of reform school and the insane asylum. To keep him out of trouble, his daddy D-Ray taught him the art of mountain dancing, a frenzied version of tap dancing to wild country banjo music. After his father's death, crazy Jesco dons his father's tap shoes and takes his show on the road. Written by Warsaw Film Festival

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Long: You ain't right. You crazy hillbilly fuck!
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Stay With Me
Performed by Hasil Adkins
Written by Hasil Adkins
Published by Big Legal Mess LLC (BMI)/Administered by Wixen Music Publishing Inc.
Appears courtesy of Fat Possum Records
Produced by Matthew Johnson and Bruce Watson
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Visual but a bore
2 November 2010 | by (a world person) – See all my reviews

This film felt at the same time genius, but at the same like a piece of crap. I think the acting and the mood in the film was one of the best since I've seen after Malick, Kubrick or Tarkovsky, but at the same time it just felt like a irritating overdose of film-cocaine.

It's always difficult to watch stupid people do stupid things in film. So was the case with this films main character.

I understand that the background with the father is somehow supposed to justify it all, but it was still hard for me.

We can see that the director is strong visually and a guy we will here from, but the script could have had a few more looks and a comment round from someone before they started shooting it.


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