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Bright Leaves2004

  • 4.1
McElwee family legend has it that the Hollywood melodrama BRIGHT LEAF starring Gary Cooper as a 19th century tobacco grower, is based on filmmaker Ross McElwee's great-grandfather, who created the Bull Durham brand. Using this legacy as a jumping off point, McElwee reaches back to his roots in this wry, witty rumination on American History, the tobacco business and the myth of cinema.

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