The Last Hillbilly

The Last Hillbilly

Greek Premiere

In the state of Kentucky, it is often said that its residents feel less American than Appalachian. Those remaining in the area are often referred to disparagingly as “hillbillies.” For Brian Ritchie, a gentle local worker and loving father, this term is a provocation to be proud of, regularly using it in his affirming, vulnerable poetry to outline his identity and subvert stereotypes. Breaking away from traditional narratives around the American wilderness, this film offers a cinematic last witness and a breathtaking elegy to a quickly vanishing world waiting to be reinvented.

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Direction: Diane Sara Bouzgarrou & Thomas Jenkoe
Script: Diane Sara Bouzgarrou & Thomas Jenkoe
Cinematography: Thomas Jenkoe
Editing: Théophile Gay-Mazas
Sound: Diane Sara Bouzgarrou, Pierre Armand
Music: Jay Gambit
Production: Films de Force Majeure
Producer/Producers: Jean-Laurent Csinidis
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: France, Qatar
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 80'
Contact: The Party Film Sales
Awards/Distinctions: Special Mention – First Appearance Competition – IDFA 2020, Best International Documentary Film – Torino IFF 2020

Diane Sara Bouzgarrou

Filmography

2020 The Last Hillbilly

Thomas Jenkoe

Filmography

2020 The Last Hillbilly