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Vernon, Florida

Directed by Errol Morris
United States, West Germany, 1981


Vernon, Florida is an odd-ball survey of the inhabitants of a remote swamp-town in the Florida panhandle. Get to know locals Henry Shipes, Albert Bitterling, Roscoe Collins and more.

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Vernon, Florida Directed by Errol Morris
The twin hobbies of Vernon residents seem to be hunting and Christianity – not surprisingly for a small town in the South – but one senses that Morris appreciates them at a remove… Still, Morris’ appreciation of small-town eccentricity paved the way for narrative films like Blue Velvet and Raising Arizona.
April 08, 2015
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Vernon, Florida is an utterly captivating musing on the work of filmmaking, and the wandering that goes into choosing subject matter. Among the handful of residents that Morris gets on film, the central idea that all of them express is a sense of patience, and the importance of getting lost.
April 01, 2015
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This is Morris’ only documentary shot mostly outdoors, capturing subjects in various environments, and it’s frequently gorgeous, right from the opening sequence of an exterminator driving down residential streets spewing a giant cloud of pesticide.
March 25, 2015
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