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One of seven Vanguard Gems—unique and exciting don’t miss movies from some of the festival’s most innovative artists.


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Holly Herrick, Sarasota Film Festival



“I’ve never seen anything like it. Highly original. Beautiful and mysterious southern-gothic avant-garde.”


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Festivalgoer



“continues to haunt me weeks after I first saw it”
from Hammer to Nail
Mike S. Ryan, Hammer to Nail

I mentioned in an earlier post that one of my favorite films of both festivals was Robert Persons’s General Orders No. 9. Less a documentary than a lyrical poetic meditation on the geographical history of Georgia, this film continues to haunt me weeks after I first saw it. Catch it at a festival near you because I think it’s way to oblique for IFC but I am sure it will turn up at Anthology or MOMA at some point.