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 General Orders No.9 Opens in Broollyn June 24th 20011  Trailer
Illustration © bill Mayer 2008 Film stills depicting a texture and feeling of a time gone by. Icons of a lost civilization.

Deer trail becomes Indian trail becomes county road. General Orders No. 9 provides a history of the state of Georgia, but not in any normal textbook fashion Instead it takes an impressionistic and poetic approach to span the time when Europeans first discovered the land that was then inhabited by Indians to the present day. It's an almost spiritual history shaped by landscape and geography, but as man began to impart his will onto the land, a conflict develops from the scars of war to the development of interstates, which gave rise to the city, which is presented as an abberation, an oppressive machine that works to isolate instead of unifying with a sense of belonging and place. General Orders No. 9 is one last trip down the rabbit hole before it gets paved over. A deep geography. What is above and what is below. What came before and what will come after. Agrarian fantasies, sacrificial rites, and excavations. A story told with maps, dreams, and prayers.
Icons for a Lost Civilization.
New Rose Window
Director Bob Persons
Illustrator Bill Mayer
 
Illustration © bill Mayer 2008 Film stills depicting a texture and feeling of a time gone by. Icons of a lost civilization.

And here's some details for the upcoming Brooklyn screening: (jealous!) "The film will open at Brooklyn’s reRun Gastropub Theater on June 24th, with expansion to major markets to follow. Select screenings will include a live musical performance of the score. In addition, an art exhibit featuring the director’s collection of artifacts and antique maps, as well as new art made for the film, will tour with the film to select markets."
Illustration © bill Mayer 2008 Film stills depicting a texture and feeling of a time gone by. Icons of a lost civilization.

Illustration © bill Mayer 2008 Film stills depicting a texture and feeling of a time gone by. Icons of a lost civilization.

Illustration © bill Mayer 2008 Film stills depicting a texture and feeling of a time gone by. Icons of a lost civilization.

Adaptation of the lamb and willow for New Rose Window's logo in the film.

This synopsis of No. 9 makes things make so much more sense:
"One last trip down the rabbit hole before it gets paved over. A deep geography. What is above and what is below. What came before and what will come after. Agrarian fantasies, sacrificial rites, and excavations. A story told with maps, dreams, and prayers. A map lesson in three parts. A history of the State of Georgia - or Anywhere. Deer trail becomes Indian trail becomes county road."
Flixist review
To See more of the cons see the gallery section under General Orders No. 9


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