American Hollow Poster

Release Date: May 21st, 1999

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary
This documentary follows the lives of the Bowling family as they fight to survive in dirt-poor Appalachia. Matriarch Iree has given birth to 13 children, but only two have left to seek better lives in Ohio while the rest have married and started their own impoverished families near home. Uneducated and unskilled, all are unemployed, and domestic violence and alcoholism pose serious problems. The filmmakers explore the family's relationships through interviews and footage of their daily lives.

Cast: Clint Bowling, Iree Bowling, Bascum Bowling, Edgar Bowling, Samantha Bowling

Director: Rory Kennedy

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Moxie Films LLC

Distributors: Home Box Office (HBO) [us]

Keywords: Son, 1990s, Survival, Moving, Husband, Gritty, House, Daughter, Escape, Mother