Country Boys: A Film By David Sutherland

Country Boys: A Film By David Sutherland

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Director: David Sutherland

Cast: David Sutherland

     
 
Born in the mold of such sociological documentaries as Michael Apted's Up series and Stefan Jarl's Sociala Arvet, acclaimed nonfiction filmmaker David Sutherland's six-hour PBS documentary Country Boys follows the lives of two Appalachian boys, Chris Johnson and Cody Perkins, over a three-year span, as they come of

Overview

Born in the mold of such sociological documentaries as Michael Apted's Up series and Stefan Jarl's Sociala Arvet, acclaimed nonfiction filmmaker David Sutherland's six-hour PBS documentary Country Boys follows the lives of two Appalachian boys, Chris Johnson and Cody Perkins, over a three-year span, as they come of age in rural eastern Kentucky between 1999 (when both were 15) to 2002 (when both were 18). With the two boys growing up in severely dysfunctional environments -- Perkins' father murdered his mother; Johnson's father is an alcoholic, his mother struggling to cope financially -- and both burdened with severe learning disabilities, Sutherland pulls his audience inside of each boy's life and reveals the hopes, disappointments, frustrations, and successes of his subjects as the young men broach college age.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/17/2006
UPC:
0841887006255
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
5:35:00
Sales rank:
73,202

Special Features

Closed Caption; Interview with David Sutherland; Interviews with Chris and Cody; Deleted scenes; Music from the film; Discussion guide

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Country Boys
1. Introduction [3:35]
2. Their Stories [6:59]
3. Cody's Temper [5:54]
4. Different Families [3:44]
5. The Newspaper [6:26]
6. Cody [6:00]
7. Partners [4:08]
8. Religion [3:14]
9. Winter Graduation [3:16]
10. "It's a Condom" [4:55]
11. Chris Backs Down [3:47]
12. Christmas [2:48]
13. Hustling for the Paper [1:32]
14. Tattoos and Nicotine [2:58]
15. Complications [4:36]
16. Mountain Walk [5:25]
17. Final Stretch [3:12]
18. The Move [5:04]
19. End of the Year [6:25]
20. The Final Straw [5:14]
21. Spring Graduation [6:07]
22. Megaworship [7:04]
23. Rosanna [4:13]
2. Introduction [4:46]
3. Darwin vs. Religion [3:05]
4. "There Is No Normal Family" [4:03]
5. The Choir [3:28]
6. Cody's Surrogate Family [5:58]
7. "Can You Help Me Out?" [5:39]
8. Ecstasy and Agony [5:32]
9. Christmas [10:22]
10. Randall Rules the Roost [4:42]
11. Lover's Spat [3:18]
12. Chris: Working Man [5:05]
13. Cody: Left Behind [4:16]
14. Kim: Big Trouble [4:29]
15. "Everything Was Crashing Before My Eyes" [6:36]
16. Hopefully Things Will Work Out [4:40]
17. Independence [3:59]
18. Cody's Ill-Fated Visit [5:28]
19. Mary [7:50]
20. Taking Care of Business [3:32]
21. "You Just Broke My Heart" [6:40]
22. Angels Like You [5:51]
Disc #2 -- Country Boys
1. Introduction [5:27]
2. Chris Starts Over [3:20]
3. Guidance [4:43]
4. The Ged [4:18]
5. The Rock [6:52]
6. Living Single [5:13]
7. Future In-Laws [3:22]
8. The Future [5:48]
9. Getting Focus [9:01]
10. Chris' Graduation [13:55]
11. I've Got More Than One Family Now [4:06]
12. The Act [3:16]
13. Unconditional Love [3:58]
14. "That's What Buddies Are For" [5:29]
15. Everything's Going to Be Alright [6:28]
16. Goodbye, Dad [2:45]
17. "Valevictorian" [5:08]
18. The Trip [:33]
19. Cody's Graduation [4:06]
20. The Road Ahead [4:52]
1. Origins of Country Boys [4:45]
2. David Sutherland - Before I Was a Filmmaker [2:26]
3. Cody [3:08]
4. Chris [2:02]
5. Appalachia [3:08]
6. Mentors [3:45]
7. Cody Talks About Religion [6:02]
8. Getting Married [1:53]
9. My Father [4:50]
10. The Future [2:38]
11. The Next Film [2:46]
1. Early Classroom Scenes [3:17]
2. Cody and Jessica at Stumbo Park [1:36]
3. Ray Plays at the Mountain Arts Center [3:12]
4. Chris in Appalachian Studies Class [4:07]
5. Chris Student Teacher Meeting [8:11]
6. Cody and Friends at Jenny Wiley State Park [2:26]
7. Notre Dame Students Visit & Chris Johnson Sword Fight Demo [7:54]
8. Cody and Jessica's Wedding [3:34]

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Country Boys: A Film By David Sutherland 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this documentary when it was shown earlier this year on PBS & I am still thinking about Chris & Cody & wonder how they're doing. I can't express how much this film touched me. It's a magnificent piece of work. Thank you, David Sutherland, AND Chris & Cody!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really got hooked on this documentary when it aired on PBS. Its a heart felt story about two boys that have the odds stacked against them. Both have learning disabilities and come from dysfunctional families but I really was shocked when Chris graduated from high school. He had the biggest learning disability, not believing in his self. My friends and I wwre so happy when he graduated, we though a keg party!