Hillbilly (2018)

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This documentary provides more authentic representation of the iconic American "hillbilly". It journeys into the heart of rural Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia to uncover marginalized voices that can provide insight into the social, cultural, and political mores of the misunderstood inhabitats of the Appalachian Mountains.

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This is an ambitious and enlightening documentary, filled with wisdom and asking great questions, some of which may never have a satisfying answer.

Nov 26, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Uses politics as a launchpad but is really motivated by much deeper stuff.

Nov 23, 2018 | Full Review…

An effective rebuttal to media stereotyping, especially in its own portrayals of people of color and the LGBTQ community...

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Rubin's need to interrogate her cultural guilt scuttles a desperately needed exposé of the last socially acceptable form of prejudice in America.

Dec 27, 2018 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Hillbilly provides a cogent analysis of the connection between the United States' cultural supremacy over its own Appalachian region, and the nation's resultant economic and political exploitation of it.

Nov 21, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Hillbilly is a lovingly crafted and revealing look at one of America's most stigmatized areas.

Nov 11, 2018 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

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