by George Brant
directed by Amber Bjork
1916. There was a town, a circus, and Mighty Mary–the largest land mammal the nation had ever seen. The new trainer couldn’t control her, and Mary killed. The townspeople called out for her destruction, and the circus complied. What followed was a tragic execution—an elephant hung on a railway crane—which silenced a population. Based on the historical events that still stain the town of Erwin, Tennessee, Elephant’s Graveyard is the cautionary tale of American ingenuity in all its amazing and terrible splendor.