|Genres||Biography Comedy Documentary|
|Writers||Ross McElwee (writer)
|Cast||Allan Gurganus Adrian McElwee Ross McElwee Tom McElwee Vlada Petric Paula Larke Marilyn Levine Emily Madison Patricia Neal Charleen Swansea|
|Awards||2010 Donostia-San Sebastián International Film Festival|
|Plot||North Carolina produces more tobacco than any other state in America. Bright Leaves describes a journey taken across the social, economic, and psychological tobacco terrain of North Carolina by a native Carolinian, Ross McElwee, whose great-grandfather created the famous brand of tobacco known as Bull Durham. The comedic chronicle is a subjective, autobiographical meditation on the allure of cigarettes and their troubling legacy for the state of North Carolina. It's also a film about family history, addiction, denial, and filmmaking--as McElwee, noted director of Sherman's March, grapples with the legacy of an obscure Hollywood melodrama that is purportedly based on this curious man that was his great-grandfather.... see Bright Leaves on IMDb|
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