Very well done documentary film! Both entertaining & Informative!
GaryMonte from United States
16 December 2011
I was fortunate to catch the premier of this film a couple weeks ago.
It's the story of the Templeton Rye. Templeton is a business started in
Iowa back before & continuing through when liquor was illegal. The
history of the liquor, and moreover the people involved in it's
"production & distribution" is a great look into the Templeton
"legend". This film delves into the whiskey and those responsible for
it's being a sometimes overlooked part of Iowa history. Director
Kristian Day captured the spirit of the community. He was able to get
people traditionally protective of their community and neighbors to
open up about some very personal memories. These are people who have
been part of the community for decades and very familiar with the
(usually closely guarded) history of Templeton Rye. Some of the elder
interviewees even seemed to hush their voices "from habit" &/or revert
to their childlike mannerisms as they recounted some of their memories.
I found it very interesting and well-produced. It was as entertaining
as it was informative..making a great documentary film!
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