POPCORN SUTTON - A HELL OF A LIFE

screening and discussion - Thursday, September 3rd at 7PM
DH Hill Library Auditorium at NC State University

From Emmy Award-winning producer Neal Hutcheson comes the all-new documentary, POPCORN SUTTON - A HELL OF A LIFE. Filmed in North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia, from 2000 until Sutton’s death in 2009, A Hell of a Life features exclusive footage and paints an unforgettable portrait of the last great moonshiner.

Hutcheson will be on hand for discussion and q&a.

This program is presented by the NCSU Libraries to further explore the themes of NC State's Common Reading selection Stand Up That Mountain by Jay Erskine Leutze. Free and open to the public.

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DVDs :


POPCORN SUTTON - A HELL OF A LIFE

Format: DVD Video • 89 minutes total media
Price: $25

Filmed in North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia, from 2000 until Sutton’s death in 2009, A HELL OF A LIFE is an unforgettable portrait of the last great moonshiner. featuring Popcorn Sutton, Jesco White, JB Rader. music by Dana & Susan Robinson, Grifters & Shills, Henry Queen, Ola Belle Reed, Patty Hurst Shifter and Joe Knowlton.

 

THE LAST ONE and THIS IS THE LAST DAM RUN OF LIKKER I'LL EVER MAKE

Format: DVD Video • 2 hours 49 minutes total media
Price: $20

The award-winning PBS special and the original cult-classic that together turned an enterprising moonshiner into a new American legend. featuring Popcorn Sutton, JB Rader. music by Raymond Fairchild, Abigail Moore, Bill Milsaps and more.

 

THE OUTLAW LEWIS REDMOND and THE PRINCE OF DARK CORNERS

Format: DVD Video • 2 hours total media
Price: $20

Called An American Robin Hood and The Jesse James of the Mountains, 'Major' Lewis Redmond was once the most famous outlaw in the United States. Celebrated Appalachian playwright Gary Carden's THE PRINCE OF DARK CORNERS features an electrifying portarit of Redmond by Milton Higgins, and the PBS special The Outlaw Lewis Redmond details the life and times of one of America's greatest outlaw heroes. Includes commentary and bonus features.

 

 

SUCKER PUNCH PICTURES is an independent film production company established to produce a series of films about Appalachian history, heritage, and moonshine. Films include the Emmy Award-winning THE LAST ONE with Popcorn Sutton, which inspired the Discovery Channel show Moonshiners, as well as the cult classic THIS IS THE LAST DAM RUN OF LIKKER I'LL EVER MAKE. Other award-winning films include THE OUTLAW LEWIS REDMOND and THE PRINCE OF DARK CORNERS.

The eagerly anticipated A HELL OF A LIFE released in November, 2014.


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Related works on Appalachian culture and heritage include the NC Language and Life Project films MOUNTAIN TALK and THE QUEEN FAMILY - APPALACHIAN TRADITION AND MUSIC, and the music and story compilations, AN UNCLOUDED DAY and BACK PORCH MUSIC.