The teaser image for the documentary General Orders No. 9 drew me in. That pipe-smoking rabbit, looking like a representation of some new staging of Watership Down, is very evocative, even if I didn’t know immediately exactly what it was meant to be.

Watching the trailer, Terrence Malick’s name came immediately to mind, even before the trailer offered up a pullquote that reinforces the similarity. This is a film about the changing landscape of the American South –specifically as seen in Georgia — and it seems to be something a bit like Koyaanisqatsi passed through filters held by Malick and Emmanuel Lubezki. I can’t tell if the movie will be quite as mesmerizing, but I like this trailer quite a lot. Watch it after the break. Read More »