British filmmaker Andrew Douglas
follows alternative country singer Jim White
on a road trip through the Southern U.S.— a world of Churches, prisons, coalmines; truckstops; juke joints; swamps and mountains.
Along the way we encounter various musicians; Rockabilly and Mountain Gospel churches; and novelist Harry Crews telling grisly stories down a dirt track. All the while, a strange Southern Jesus looms in the background.
White reflects upon exactly what is it about this baffling place that inspires musicians and writers, while at the same time working through his own preoccupations with his muse—or, as he puts it, “trying to find the gold tooth in God’s crooked smile.”