The 3rd floor gallery of the California Museum of Photography is closed for the installation of Color Shift from August 12th through August 30th, reopening on August 31st.

General Orders No. 9

Directed by: Robert Persons

2009 | USA | 72 minutes | Unrated


Friday, December 16, 2011, 7pm - 9pm


Saturday, December 17, 2011, 7pm - 9pm

Director Robert Persons charts growth and decay in the state of Georgia with his lyrical documentary General Orders No. 9. The film presents a natural history of the state, as well as the transformations of Georgia's landscape through urban development and habitat destruction. 

"The film has a vague tonal kinship to Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life. But where Malick considers the soul of man, Persons' concern is the soul of the land. [Persons'] melancholy film urges us to reassess the deceptions of modern life and appreciate again the constancy and truth of nature." - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter 

Winner Best Cinematography, Slamdance Festival, 2011