Home from three combat tours in Iraq, Alex Sutton forges a new identity as a farmer hatching chicks and raising goats on 43 acres in rural North Carolina. He dives into life on the farm with his new love Jessica, but cannot shake the lingering traumas of war. The stories he tells about battlefield experiences become unmoored from reality as he cycles between states of heightened awareness and “feeling zombified” from a cocktail of prescriptions meant to keep him stable. For the viewer, as for Alex, what to believe about his past is uncertain. The farm becomes a terrain to unearth what is buried, what it really means to be “the perfect soldier,” and where to find the way forward.
Enjoy a Thursday night in Blowing Rock with dinner and a movie!
Here’s how it works: pick up your ticket anytime during museum hours on the day of the film, and present it at Bistro Roca for a 10% discount on your meal (offer only valid the day of the film). Then, come on over to BRAHM for a film and discussion.
Movies at the Museum features films by North Carolina filmmakers, films about the arts, and about the history and culture of the Appalachian region. Complimentary popcorn will be provided, and the film will be followed by a discussion facilitated by a special guest speaker.
Movies at the Museum is sponsored by Bistro Roca. Thank you also to the following individuals: Tom and Bethy Gruber
Speaker: D.L. Anderson, producer, editor, co-director
Anderson is a partner and raconteur at Vittles, a small Southern film company producing character-driven stories that explore complex social issues through the lens of food. An award-winning editorial still photographer, Anderson pivoted into film as a student at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Past films include Mr. Percy’s Run, a profile of moonshine king-pin and avid fox-hunter Percy Flowers and Grace’s One & Only Cosseroni, a lyrical tale about spinach casserole, civil rights, and starting life over.