In the Spring of 2002, Hawes Bostic and Austin McKenna set out to
make a film that would set the record straight: Barbecue is a Noun.
As one film subject put it, "If you use it as a verb, you can
barbecue anything, but barbecue is roast pork."
|Barbecue is a Noun is the
story of some very peculiar men who make a particular kind of barbecue.
Their stories unfold in the small towns, strip malls, farms and backyards
of North and South Carolina, conjuring insights into fading traditions
andrising ambitions. Eccentric, dedicated, and patient to a fault,
these men struggle against modernity and uncertain futures as the
Through the long hours of cooking, the camera captures extraordinary
images of carcasses, smoke-filled rooms, glowing coals, swinging
cleavers, and slowly roasting meat. Reputations are made, dreams
are dashed and new legends are created from the fat-drenched embers
of blackened pits.
The film is currently making the rounds at festivals
and limited theatrical engagements in the
south east. If you're interested in learning more or helping bring
Barbecue is a Noun to your town, e-mail the filmmakers at: firstname.lastname@example.org