The World’s largest ball of twine

Directed By Bryan Duggan

KC Duggan

The World’s largest ball of twine

A quirky story about Francis Johnson, a Minnesota farmer, and creator of the original world’s largest ball of twine. Frank Stoeber of Cawker City, Kansas and Francis go head-­‐to-­‐head in a ‘Battle of the Balls’ for over a half a century. It’s a challenge that is not just about who has the biggest ball, but also about the values these balls represent to their communities. In the end, what neither man nor town knew was that a Texas Rancher, using plastic twine, would beat them both, taking the Guiness Book of Records Title for ‘The Worlds Largest Ball Of Twine’. The documentary features never-­‐before-­‐seen home movies and rarely-­‐seen TV and movie clips featuring Charles Kuralt, Chevy Chase and more, this documentary is both thoughtful and funny, leaving us with a nostalgia for an America gone by, and a sense that, somewhere along the way, we may have left behind some of the simpler values that made this country great.

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