One of the most acclaimed documentaries of all time, explores the world of the 4 elderly Ward brothers -- disheveled, illiterate farmers who have lived their entire lives in a dilapidated two-room shack.

When William Ward dies in the bed that he shared with his brother Delbert, police officers become suspicious. Citing motives ranging from sex crime to euthanasia, they arrest Delbert for murder, penetrating the isolated, antiquated world that left "the boys" forgotten eccentrics for so many years.

The Ward brothers' existence forms the riveting and intriguing crux of the film. Using their nearly unparalleled ability to gain the trust and affection of their subjects, Berlinger and Sinofsky open up a stunningly rich and complex world.