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1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
Film critic Godfrey Cheshire discovers that his cousin Charlie has inherited Midway Plantation from their extended family. Located on hundreds of acres in North Carolina, this grand artifact of the Old South now rubs shoulders with strip malls and fast food chains. Charlie has plans to literally move it elsewhere, and Godfrey has plans to film his efforts. But then they hear from some distant relatives who also want to have a say in the decision -- descendants of the plantation's slaves.

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Director: Godfrey Cheshire

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: First Run

Moving Midway (2007)

Release Date: September 12th, 2008|1 hr. 35 min.

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  • 80
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Cheshire refuses to look away, no matter how complicated things get. In fact, it's the tangled, tortured roots that most inspire him, turning this deeply personal film into a potent meditation on our nation's past. show more

  • 100
    Chicago Tribune

    In its 98 minutes, film critic Godfrey Cheshire’s documentary Moving Midway records an amazing architectural feat, and that’s the least of its virtues. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is a deceptive film. It starts in one direction and discovers a better one. Cheshire is a dry, almost dispassionate narrator, and that is good; preaching about his discoveries would sound wrong. show more

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