Now that Johnny Knoxville is growing a bit tired of being hit in the chest with projectile diarrhea and collecting other scars not quite so psychic, he's producing films. So, in the downtime before Jackass 3D
, enjoy his new documentary, The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia
. Subtitled "A Portrait of America's Last Outlaw Family" and directed by Julien Nitzberg -- who produced The Dancing Outlaw
, the film's 1991 precursor -- it's not just mere hicksploitation. It's the saga of the White family, who dug out of the misery of the West Virginia coal mines and, in the process, pioneered the art of Appalachian tap-dancing. Yes, there are stabbings, mayhem and crazed Appalachians springing out of the woodwork to terrorize their towns. But in an age of business down/unemployment up/Middle East situation upside-down, there's only so much strip-mining and mountaintop removing that any sane person can take before they've gotta dance.
July 2-8, 9 p.m., 2010