White Lightnin’ 18.09.09

Opening night at the Cambridge Film Festival. Brilliant headcase performance by Edward Hogg with crazy psychobilly soundtrack. Carrie Fisher played his girlfriend. Lots of violence – great. Dominic Murphy question and answer afterwards. The story of Jesco White – the Dancing Outlaw. A glue sniffing, drug taking, self mutilating, shit kicking, trailer trash, freestyle mountain (tap) dancer from West Virginia. Jesco’s a real person – the film’s a version of his life but with big fictional appendages.