Against the backdrop of the late 90s Clinton scandal, the lives of Southern women are explored through the eyes of a young boy obsessed with an old fairy tale about a werewolf. His mother seeks to escape her claustrophobic life as housewife to a bitter husband and absent father; her elderly aunt is still coping with the death of her husband a year earlier; an independent young woman tries to comfort her fiancé, facing deployment to the front of the Balkan conflict; and a woman losing herself to early-onset Alzheimer's tries to finally set the record straight about the suicide of her husband decades earlier. But as the Georgia countryside begins to look more and more like a bygone wilderness, Southern manners, medieval chivalry & savagery, and Catholic superstition intersect to explore what is wild, what is civilized, and what is worth preserving, from one age to the next... Written by
One bit of history about Washington, Georgia, not mentioned in the film is the local legend of Confederate gold supposedly buried in the town: worth roughly $100,000 when it disappeared in 1865, in modern times it would be worth over a million dollars. Despite numerous efforts to unearth it, it has never surfaced. See more »
Amongst the tales I tell you once again, this one I can't forget...
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The opening credits appear over original collages by artist and poet Alice Hall, and merely list the names of every crew member from pre- through post-production, and every cast member who appears in the film, without any attributions. See more »