Seven Signs
Seven Signs

Seven Signs

Screening:

  • Saturday 11 October 14:45 Cineworld

Runtime:

53 mins

Director: JD Wilkes Country: USA
Writer: N/A Original Format: Mini DV
Dir. of Photography: WTodd Tue, Blake Judd, Jacob Ennis Print Source: Milk Products Media
Producer: JD Wilkes, Todd Tue, Blake Judd, Jacob Ennis
Cast: CJD Wilkes, Slim Cessna, Scott Biram

Film Details

 UK Premiere

Short Synopsis:

Possessed by a vision similar to that of the tent-show evangelists down in Dixie, Colonel J.D. Wilkes (the charismatic frontman and songwriter for the Legendary Shack*Shakers) sets off with a camera crew to prove that the older, stranger South still…

 

Review:

Telling the story of the American south, with its ongoing traditions in the face of modernization, Seven Signs is artist and musician J.D. Wilkes’ first foray into documentary filmmaking is an intriguing and hugely enjoyable one.


Wilkes takes the time to study a whole variety of cultural staples of the south, scaling from the origins of country music to the freaky circus sideshows, and taking in some of the more unusual faiths along the way. The common link between them is their dying art in a time where the rest of the world is taken over by ‘The Man’ – yet much of the south remains untouched by corporate hands.

Overall it’s a very well made doc by a man who truly understands his subjects, with all their quirkiness and irreverence.

CP