Tales from Dell City, Texas is past, present and future. At one point in the editing room, I used those three tenses as chapters to structure the film. But after a while, I abandoned that approach. Past, present, and future are evident at the same time in all the stories. They are evident in the lines of a face, the cracks in a building, the water in a field. The documentary was filmed over a period of several years, but does not present a chronological story. It is a document of a particular time and place that shows where that place came from, and where it may go.