Director: Aaron Schneider
Starring: Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, Lucas Black, Bill Cobbs and Sissy Spacek
A clever and wonderfully acted little drama come love story set in the backwoods of North America, circa 1936. Felix Bush (Duvall) is a backwoodsman recluse of whom the locals despise and fear. Stories abound why he has lived 40years in isolation but no one is quite sure how and why it came to pass. One day Felix asks the local undertaker, (Bill Murray) to prepare his funeral. His one unusual request and wants a wake held while he is still alive. The hermit invites everyone who has a story to share about him and puts his property up in a lottery to attract a wide interest. There is a mystery to be solved concerning a local woman named, Mattie Darrow (Sissy Spacek) and the Rev. Charlie Jackson (Bill Cobbs) may be the only man alive who knows what happened on that dark night of a farmhouse fire. Delightful movie exquisitely shot and with a good score. Bring your hankies.