The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

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The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia
The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia poster.jpg
Directed byJulien Nitzberg
Produced byKatie Doering
Paige Hess-Hill
Johnny Knoxville
Julien Nitzberg
Priya Swaminathan
Storm Taylor
Jeff Tremaine
Jeffrey Yapp
StarringJesco White
Music byDeke Dickerson
Hank Williams III
Editing byBen Daughtrey
StudioDickhouse Productions
MTV Studios
Distributed byTribeca Film
Release dates
  • April 2009 (2009-04) (Tribeca Film Festival)
  • May 5, 2010 (2010-05-05) (United States)
Running time88 minutes
LanguageEnglish
 
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The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia
The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia poster.jpg
Directed byJulien Nitzberg
Produced byKatie Doering
Paige Hess-Hill
Johnny Knoxville
Julien Nitzberg
Priya Swaminathan
Storm Taylor
Jeff Tremaine
Jeffrey Yapp
StarringJesco White
Music byDeke Dickerson
Hank Williams III
Editing byBen Daughtrey
StudioDickhouse Productions
MTV Studios
Distributed byTribeca Film
Release dates
  • April 2009 (2009-04) (Tribeca Film Festival)
  • May 5, 2010 (2010-05-05) (United States)
Running time88 minutes
LanguageEnglish

The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia is a 2009 documentary film directed by Julien Nitzberg, chronicling the White Family of Boone County, West Virginia.

The Whites[edit]

The film follows the White family for one year with first person interviews. The film mentions the details of the death of Donald Ray "D. Ray" White, the patriarch of the family. It also mentions D. Ray White's rise to stardom as one of the most famous mountain dancers of his time. Bertie Mae White, D. Ray's widow, is also featured; her illness is documented throughout the course of the film. Six of D. Ray and Bertie's thirteen children are featured in the film.[1]

D. Ray and Bertie's Children[edit]

Grandchildren/Cousins[edit]

Comments by other Locals[edit]

A group of local professionals in Boone County speak of the Whites, acting as a Greek chorus. Most of them criticize the Whites and their negative influence on the community.

Reception[edit]

The film received mixed-to-positive reviews, garnering a 63% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[6]

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