Wild Whites: THIS WEEK at the Crest

Posted on October 25, 2010 – 9:09 PM | by OldManFoster
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Twenty years ago filmmaker Julien Nitzberg met the members of the White family of Boone County, West Virginia.  In the area to film a documentary on outsider musician Hasil Adkins, Nitzberg was bowled over by the Whites and was soon filming Dancing Outlaw, a documentary about Jesco White, the clan’s tap dancing, Elvis-impersonating, gas-huffing son.  Here’s a clip from the 1991 Dancing Outlaw:
The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia documents the family two decades later. Benefiting from a higher budget and longer shooting schedule, W&WWoWV is a rowdy, yet compelling film that captures the Whites in all their glory.
Don’t miss the One Night Only screening at the Crest Thursday Oct 28 at 8PM. Director Nitzberg will be in attendance and will discuss the film and West Virginia’s most notorious family.

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