In a far corner of Southern Appalachia, moonshiner Popcorn Sutton makes one last batch of true bootleg whiskey. The craft of traditional distillation is revealed along with a lifetime of memories in the trade.

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Popcorn Sutton ...
Himself (as Marvin 'Popcorn' Sutton)
Floyd Sutton ...
Himself
Abigail Moore ...
Herself
Bill Milsap ...
Himself
James Wood ...
Himself (as James 'Cookie' Wood)
Gary Carden ...
Himself
Jerry Alexander ...
Himself
Dot Jackson ...
Herself
Joseph Dabney ...
Himself
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Filmed in the mountains of North Carolina, The Last One is a journey deep into Southern Appalachia, and Appalachian culture, as seen through the lens of a mason jar. Lifelong moonshiner Popcorn Sutton returns to the southern highlands in his treasured A-Model Ford to seek a suitable location to run one final batch of traditional bootleg whiskey. Through the laborious process of clearing a site, building a furnace, brewing corn mash and distilling high proof moonshine, Sutton reveals the craft of traditional distillation as practiced by his forbears and reveals a lifetime of memories in the trade. Written by Neal Hutcheson

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17 November 2008 (USA)  »

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'The Last One' was preceded by Popcorn Sutton's self-made, much sought book, 'Me and My Likker.' See more »

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Featured in Hillbilly: The Real Story (2008) See more »

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Characters and period setting in search of a story.
14 September 2009 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

What we have here is a neat idea for a documentary, a throwback to the days of Appalachian moonshiners and Federal agents and a whole American tradition distinctly associated with a certain time and place, yet we don't have the story arch that will keep it all together. We have an old picaresque bearded moonshine figure, Marvin 'Popcorn' Sutton, with his indecipherable accent and a lifetime's experience of brewing moonshine in the Appalachian woods, yet we don't have a narrative in which his stories will find the proper context. We get a number of writers and journalists who've written on the subject of moonshining over the years giving us the occasional glimpse into history and fact, and we see Marvin 'Popcorn' Sutton building an impromptu brewery in the middle of the woods one last time for old time's sake, but it's never really compelling as a documentary. From an encyclopedic perspective, an article online will likely have more information to offer. From a storytelling perspective, there's not much to gather because it's all pretty scattershot.


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