About the Film
The debut of award-winning director Rory Kennedy, American Hollow screened in Documentary Competition at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. American Hollow tells the tale of a close-knit Appalachian family that has changed little in the last 100 years. The film follows the 13-branched Bowling clan, who live in one of the most impoverished areas in the U.S., but somehow live with dignity despite the woes of their financial and social situation. American Hollow is an honest and non-judgmental look poverty in America.