"There are moments here as telling and memorable as those in Hoop Dreams and Paris Is Burning--equally fine films with more marketable subjects. Nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary, this is recommended."
- Video Librarian
"Two thumbs up! Stunning!"
- Siskel & Ebert
"As beautiful as it is heartbreaking, suspenseful and finally affirming."
- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Fascinating...Beautifully shaped...As personal as a diary, as engrossing as a novel."
- Godfrey Chesire, New York Press
"Filmmaking at its finest."
- Betsy Sherman, Boston Globe
GENRE: Documentary, Cultural Studies, Family, Economics, American Studies
High Noon, Gunsmoke -- Westerns, where bad guys threatened but never prevailed. Troublesome Creek, a Midwestern, is the Oscar-nominated story of the Jordan family's gamble to save their Iowa farm. From fighting the Crooked Creek Gang in 1867 to fighting off the bank today, a Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning cliffhanger about history, humor and the settling and unsettling of America.
Director: Jeanne Jordan & Steven Ascher
Production Year: 1996
Runtime: 88 minutes