This played for a long time this summer at The IFC Center. There were a lot of suckers who paid 11 bucks to see this. I had a hard time sitting through it on DVD and even had to get up to do other things while it was on.
Presented as a BBC documentary on the C.S.A., the movie describes what the world would have been like if the Confederacy had won the Civil War. Some of the commercials and news breaks about runaway slaves are somewhat okay. The film strives for a Zelig like feel to it. The problem is that it just isn't that good. About a fourth as clever as it thinks it is, it really drags for 90 minutes.
I would rather watch that hilarious Mr. Show sketch where Mississippi sends its black citizens out of the state on buses 50 times in a row than watch even part of this again.
Directed by Kevin Willmott