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Bright Leaves

  • Release Date: May 23, 2003
  • Rated:
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Ross McElwee

Synopsis

Film diarist Ross McElwee (Sherman's March) offers another personal examination of Southern history and life with Bright Leaves, a documentary tracing his own connection to North Carolina and its tobacco industry. McElwee is drawn to the subject after meeting his second cousin John, a film memorabilia collector, who shows McElwee an old Warner Bros. film from 1950, Bright Leaf, in which Gary Cooper stars (alongside Patricia Neal and Lauren Bacall) as a tobacco magnate who builds himself up from nothing...more

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