Rory Kennedy is the youngest child of Robert Kennedy (she was getting married on the day of the fatal John Kennedy Jr. crash), and her compassionate, leftist documentaries are a testament to her father's final days. For American Hollow she spent months living in the ramshackle Appalachian homestead of her salt-of-the-earth protagonist, Iree Bowling, the 68-year-old matriarch of a sprawling hillbilly clan of 13 grown children and 30 grandchildren. They have no plumbing, little education, and little money; they drink and get sent to jail. But they have humor, fortitude, and family togetherness. If a Bowling gets in trouble, another Bowling will be there. It's a great story, told with feeling and humanity. In the finest episode a teenage Bowling falls madly in love with a local girl and plans to marry her. When she ditches him, his young mother gives him a shoulder to bawl on.