White Lightnin' (2009)

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Deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia, where every man owns a gun and a moonshine still, abides living legend Jesco White, "the dancing outlaw". As a boy Jesco was... See full summary »




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  • White Lightnin' (2009). Premiered at Sundance 2009.

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2 November 2010 | Nagi4
| Visual but a bore
This film felt at the same time genius, but at the same like a piece of crap. I think the acting and the mood in the film was one of the best since I've seen after Malick, Kubrick or Tarkovsky, but at the same time it just felt like a irritating overdose of film-cocaine.

It's always difficult to watch stupid people do stupid things in film. So was the case with this films main character.

I understand that the background with the father is somehow supposed to justify it all, but it was still hard for me.

We can see that the director is strong visually and a guy we will here from, but the script could have had a few more looks and a comment round from someone before they started shooting it.

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Long: You ain't right. You crazy hillbilly fuck!


There'll Be Moonshining In Them Old Kentucky Hills
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Written by Stringbean (as David Akeman)
Used by kind permission of Carlin Music Corp.
Courtesy of Gusto Records Inc.


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Biography | Drama


Release Date:

25 September 2009



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