Joe Bob Briggs: How the Rednecks Saved Hollywood



The Drexel Theatre 1 Sat, Oct 9 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Special Event
Release Year:2021


Spend a fast-and-furious two hours with America’s drive-in movie critic as he uses over 200
clips and stills to review the history of rednecks in America as told through the classics of both
grindhouse and mainstream movies.

  • The identity of the first redneck in history.

  • The precise date the first redneck arrived in America.

  • The most sacred redneck cinematic moments.

  • How Thunder Road, the Whiskey Rebellion, the tight cutoffs worn by Claudia Jennings in Gator Bait, illegal Coors beer, and the Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash combined to inspire the greatest movie in the history of the world.

  • Why the redneck is the scariest monster in all of film history, with visual evidence.

  • The existential difference between Forrest Gump and Sling Blade.

  • The reason God loves rednecks.

. . . and dozens of other historical facts that you didn’t realize you needed until Joe Bob deposited them in the rear lobe of your brain.