Saturday, January 16, 2016

This is the Last Dam Run of Likker I'll Ever Make (2002)

An American documentary by Sucker Punch Pictures, starring Popcorn Sutton.
An old moonshine producer makes his last batch for the cameras.
This was actually quite entertaining, even though I was not drinking while watching it (that would have been ideal). Anyway, the main character was awesome and really opened up to the filmmaker. He told stories about his life and went into great detail on the steps and procedures involved in moonshine production. The camera-work was a little amateurish, but it got the point across. I would have used more cuts during the interview sections and edited the artsy B-roll footage more. The plot seemed natural as it followed chronologically through time spent looking for a spot, setting up materials and creating the final product. Towards the end, there were even musical guests. After that, they tore down the operation and that was it. The scene outside the restaurant seemed REALLY unnatural and scripted. Overall, this is what I'm looking for in a documentary. Even though it had a few flaws, the actual substance of it was there. I rate it good. Watch this.

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