Five Alaska Natives confront historic and contemporary traumas in a stunning landscape as dramatic as its stories.
The Cracker Man
A woman struggles with duty, flirts with possibility, and ultimately survives catastrophic change.
- Premiere Date
- July 1, 2000
- 60 minutes
For nine years, Gloria Turner has nurtured and loved what she has inherited: her family’s farm, a truck, and her great grandfather. On her great grandfather’s 100th birthday, she hires the “Cracker Man” to set off fireworks. His presence on the farm brings more than paper and powder, smoke and noise. The Cracker Man, a classic Southern drama, explores the emotions and actions of three characters whose lives are interwoven through celebration and tragedy in 1940s rural Alabama. Their lives are changed forever by the incendiary bursts of color that shoot through the sky.