The Wild and Wonderful Whites Are Coming!

Posted on October 11, 2010 – 5:03 PM | by OldManFoster
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I haven’t been this excited about a film screening since The Crest showed a mint print of The Bicycle Thief a decade or so ago… although mentioning the Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia in the same breath as Vittorio De Sica’s masterpiece would likely annoy both the Italian director and the White family.

The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia is a documentary that captures West Virginia’s notorious outlaw White family in all their unfettered glory.  A sequel of sorts to the 1991 cult hit Dancing Outlaw, Wild Whites checks in with the rambunctious family two decades later.  Director Julien Nitzberg (who ‘discovered’ the Whites in the ’80s while shooting a documentary on outsider musician Hasil Adkins) spent a year in Boone County West Virginia, filming the parties, fights, births, deaths, weddings and arrests of the clan.  The finished film has wowed film festival audiences and received rave reviews, including a nice write up in the New York Times.

The film will show on Thursday October 28 at the Crest, and Nitzberg will be on hand to speak about the film and answer questions from the audience.  Don’t Miss this!

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    By Lindol French on Oct 26, 2010 | Reply

    As someone who has spent a good deal of time in the hollers of West Virginia (My mother is from Portsmouth Ohio, on the border of West Virginia and Kentucky) I am pretty excited to check this out. What time does the screening start?

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    By OldManFoster on Oct 26, 2010 | Reply

    Doors open at 7:30, screening begins at 8! See you there!

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