Still from <i>Okie Noodling</i>


  • Beesley constructs a documentary so unassuming and so familiar... the camera disappears and we find ourselves in the murky Oklahoma waters, holding our breath and wriggling our fingers in dark, deep holes, hoping a 45-pounder will bite. We get bit, all right, and boy, it’s a beaut.

    The Austin Chronicle
  • ...the film avoids dumb-rube condescension and emerges as a celebration of fading traditions, regional pride, and local color.

    Film Comment