Directed by D.L. Anderson
USA | 13 MINS | UK PREMIERE | 2016 | english
Mr. Joshua Percy Flowers is second only to Ava Gardner in notoriety anywhere near Johnston County, North Carolina.
The Saturday Evening Post declared Flowers “King of the Moonshiners” in 1958, when it is estimated he was earning one million dollars annually in untaxed revenue from the sale of white liquor up and down the East Coast.
He was also one “helluva fox hunter.”
This film attempts to cover the ground between the two pursuits and reveal a picture of the man apart from the legends.
D.L. Anderson is a photographer and filmmaker raised in Galva, Illinois (population 2,700).
Though quite eager to leave Galva when it came time, he still prefers dirt roads to traffic jams and late-night catfishing to being anywhere else at all.
He also loves hearing and sharing stories that matter to the people he’s fortunate to meet along the way.
Anderson works mostly for The Independent Weekly, a newspaper worth reading if you’re ever around Durham, Raleigh, or Chapel Hill.
You can also view his work online anytime at dlanderson.com.