Off-Broadway-theater veteran Richard Squires' uneven filmmaking debut sets the hounds of progress on the heels of an old-fashioned Southern gentleman in the form of modern-day carpetbaggers. Nathaniel Banks' (Roger Rees) family has lived in Virginia since before the war — the Revolutionary
War — and his ancestors palled around with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The 700-acre family estate, Greenwood, has long since fallen into genteel squalor, but Nat still lives in the ruined big house with his wife, Amy (Mary McDonnell), whose family roots reach back almost as far as his, and their two children. Unfortunately, they're dead broke and Nat's magnificen...