Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern (1995)

Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern

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Chronicling the struggle of Russ Jordan and his wife, Mary Jane, to keep their debt-ridden farm in the family, married filmmakers Jeanne Jordan and Steven Ascher shine a light on the decline of the American farm in this Sundance Film Festival winner. To silence an unsympathetic bank that wants its $220,000 loan repaid, the Jordans sell everything they own, move to a tiny house in another town and pray that their son Jim can hold on to the land.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Television, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Steve Ascher, Jeanne Jordan
On DVD: Feb 14, 2006
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The images of the land... exert a nostalgic tug for a Norman Rockwell dream of which this family, in better days, seemed to have found a piece.

Full Review… | August 5, 2003
New York Times
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Anybody with a feeling for the rural Midwest will find this visually engaging documentary a bittersweet reminder of how family farming, once a pillar of American life, is slowly vanishing.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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January 1, 2000
The New Republic
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A deeply personal docu about the loss of a farm, the film premiered at Sudance Film Festival where it won major awards. Amazingly similar in plot and events to the Jessica Lange farm feature Country, it deseved serious Oscar considerations.

Full Review… | January 8, 2007
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