Vernon, Florida

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Released 1981

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Director:
Errol Morris
Released:
1981
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Vernon, Florida is a 1981 documentary by Errol Morris. Morris created the documentary by traveling to the small, humble Florida town and interviewing the residents about their everyday lives, passions and hobbies. Each of the residents has a unique approach to life, including Albert Bitterling, an elderly man who shares his wisdom about the local river and Henry Shipes, a turkey hunter who has a lot to say on the subject of his favorite sport. Roscoe Collins is the town's sheriff and the only official police officer in the entire town. Although Morris originally planned to create a documentary about insurance fraud based in Vernon, Florida, the finishing result is much more general and allows the sometimes eccentric residents, sometimes called "Vernonites," to honestly share their own viewpoints. The portrait of a small Florida town in the early 1980s is filmed with a simple premise and offers a lasting insight into Southern life.

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Documentary

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Culture, Miscellaneous