A renowned North Carolina filmmaker remembers the scenes from a day — and the recurring appearance of a bad television movie — that led him to embrace a life of movies.
Gary Hawkins is the screenwriter for Joe, starring Nicholas Cage and directed by David Gordon Green. He teaches screenwriting, acting for the camera and non-fiction filmmaking at Duke University. Hawkins is the writer/director for two award-winning documentaries, The Rough South of Harry Crews, which won an Emmy Award in 1991, and The Rough South of Larry Brown, currently airing in France. Gary Hawkins was born and raised in Thomasville, North Carolina.