CFF guest Joe Bob Briggs expounds on Southern films
There’s no such thing as a movie that just “happens to be” set in the South. Southern movies are always making a political point, even if that point is just “Whatever you do, don’t get stranded there.”
Joe Bob Briggs has studied Southern movies from 1908, when a whole slew of them were made in New Jersey, to the present day, and his historical review includes such topics as the chain-gang movie, the riverboat movie, the mangling of the Southern accent by people who should know better, the Civil War, movies featuring singing governors, the Klan, the sexual impotence of the white Southern male, why Nashville movies suck, the moonshine movie, and the reason that the ultimate scene in the ultimate Southern movie originates in Chattanooga.
Joe Bob Briggs presents “The South in Film”
Friday, 7:15 p.m.
Carmike Majestic 12
311 Broad St.