Skip to main content

VERNON, FLORIDA

USA, 1981 (MIFF 1982)

Director: Errol Morris

Vernon, Florida is a film about some of the ordinary (which is to say extraordinary) people of a small town in Washington County, Florida. There is a man obsessed with shooting wild turkeys who takes us through the ritual of hunting "gobblers", proudly displaying turkey feet trophies. There is another couple with a jar of sand from Los Alamos, New Mexico. which they insist is constantly growing. And there is another man with very odd pets indeed.

See also...

One in a Million Trillion

What do you do when things don't go your way? Give up? Move on? Not if you're Rick Rosner. Obsessed with 'getting it right', Rick went back to high school four separate times, he kept going back ... More »

The Only Truth

When Murry Richman loses a client it's usually to an ice-pick or a shotgun. As a young defender he gravitated to exclusive bars and casinos in search of big money clients. He found himself ... More »

FAST, CHEAP AND OUT OF CONTROL

Errol Morris' amazing, eccentric documentary is yet another satisfying chapter in the filmography of a self-confessed obsessive/compulsive who is never happier than when he is recording the lives of ... More »

The Parrot

Max the parrot was possibly the only witness to the murder of Jane Gill. When his owner was found suffocated in her Californian mansion, Max was passed on to an agency caring for distressed and ... More »

Leaving the Earth

Denny Fitch experienced both the worst and best luck in his life in a same hour. A veteran pilot, seated as a DC-10 passenger flying home from work, Fitch was called upon to assist the crew of the ... More »

TABLOID

Sex, crime, religion and flavoured lube - the interview subject of Errol Morris's new documentary possess a personality as outrageous as the story she tells. ... Joyce McKinney was just an ordinary ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director