General Orders No. 9

Part dream, part analysis and part history lesson, this experimental documentary uses the state of Georgia to illustrate the way in which man's presence ultimately changes, and sometimes destroys, the Earth's natural environment.
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Persons' short quasi-documentary doesn't offer specific solutions to toxic modernity, but the film itself is a temporary fix for fallen spirits.
Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch  full review
An intimate, meticulously crafted meditation on the impact of civilization on the natural and spiritual landscape of the American South.
Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times  full review
"General Orders No. 9" is a tone poem laid over 72 minutes' worth of images, many of them lovely, and is, as its press material says, "unlike any film you have ever seen."
Neil Genzlinger, New York Times  full review
General Orders No. 9 strains for elegiac profundity and ends up as bad, backward-looking poetry.
Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York  full review
This naturalist reflection on a violated world is a little too high on its own holiness, but it introduces a new filmmaker with a distinctive sensibility.
David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter  full review
Much of this commentary, equally in awe of progress and suspicious of it, is strikingly sincere.
Karina Longworth, Village Voice  full review
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  • Release Year: 2009
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 72 min
  • Available From: Dec 19, 2012
  • Queued by: 90 people
Directed By
Robert Persons
William Davidson

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