The Last One, UNC-NC (Channel 204)
This highly entertaining documentary is one of our favorites, so we're glad it's finally getting a chance at a slightly wider audience now on UNC-NC. (Though we have to wonder why it's not available on the main station, UNC-TV, for those without cable or digital cable).
NCSU filmmaker Neal Hutcheson has documented what was supposed to be the last batch of moonshine made by infamous Appalachian moonshiner Popcorn Sutton. In The Last One, Hutcheson captures not only the pride and proficiency of Sutton's work, but explores the history of moonshining and its place in Appalachian culture.
But mostly, Popcorn Sutton is just a treat to watch. Be sure to read our full review here, from the film's premiere on The Documentary Channel in December. And in a sad postscript, Sutton has since gotten into a little trouble with the law. Those blasted revenuers.
Showtimes on UNC-NC:
- Sunday February 8: 3pm & 8pm
- Monday February 9: 3am
- Tuesday February 10: 6am, 9am, 1pm, 5pm, 8pm, 11pm
- Wednesday February 11: 1am
- February 14: 4pm & 9pm
- Thursday February 12: 6pm
Showtime on Documentary Channel (Dish Network 197)