Bright Leaves (2003)
Funny and insightful documentary from filmmaker Ross McElwee examines North Carolina's booming tobacco industry. Featuring an overview of his great-grandfather's involvement in the state's production of the addictive plant, as well as how he allegedly inspired the 1950 Gary Cooper film "Bright Leaf," McElwee offers a glimpse into the heart of contemporary Americana. 105 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; biographies.