Sunday, December 22, 2013

Vernon, Florida

For a followup to his debut film Gates of Heaven, documentarian Errol Morris profiled a few offbeat members of the title town, a sleepy retirement community, who include a bored traffic cop, a pair of turkey hunters, and a turtle expert. The film is often hilarious, features fine photography, and is done in the director's unmistakable, quirky style of filming his subjects straight on and blurring the line of whether he is showing admiration or making fun.
*** 1/2 out of ****