One of seven Vanguard Gems—unique and exciting don’t miss movies from some of the festival’s most innovative artists.
Holly Herrick, Sarasota Film Festival
“A visual feast, a prayer – it carried me on a journey into the heart of things and put me out on the other side. Reordering, reorienting.”
“a new filmmaker with a distinctive sensibility”
First-time writer-director Robert Persons establishes himself as a maverick personality with his lyrical collage documentary, General Orders No. 9. An elegiac contemplation of the price of progress in the Deep South and its heavy toll on nature, history and community, the film plays more like a moody art installation than a conventional exploration of the clash between environment and urban development.