The Dragons of Jim Green
77 minutes, Documentary, 2012
Filmmaker Randy M. Salo returns to his hometown in rural South Carolina. His grandfather, Jim Green, has turned his house into a crumbling museum exhibiting what he claims are artifacts in rock from the deep past, remnants of a hyper-advanced civilization of reptilian humanoids.
When as a boy Randy heard these epic tales, he had been entranced, and promised his grandfather he would discover the truth. Randy meets scientists, family members and Jim’s old colleagues, and what he finds includes war trauma from remote tropical islands, supernatural phenomena, science fiction writing, and his own surprising role in his grandfather's stories.
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- Alexander Kafka, Oxford American
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–Billy Cox, Sarasota Herald Tribune
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–Billy Cox, De Void