The Rough South of Larry Brown
Gary Hawkins’s beautiful Rough South series interweaves documentary footage with fictional adaptations of authors’ work, establishing an innovative approach to the documentary genre. After his 1996 portrait of Harry Crews, he continues his exploration of Southern writers by turning his camera on Mississippi’s Larry Brown. Superb performances, exciting recreations and Brown’s own inspiring voice create a lyrical and powerful insight into one of the South’s prominent writers.
Lisa Muskat, Sam Froelich