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Bill Traylor : chasing ghosts / directed by Jeffrey Wolf ; written by Fred Barron.                                                                                                                                   

Wolf, Jeffrey (Jeffrey H.), (film director, film producer.). Barron, Fred, (film producer, screenwriter.). Jones, Russell G. (Actor), (narrator, on-screen presenter.). Washington, Sharon, (narrator, on-screen presenter.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Town of Hanover Libraries.

Current holds

1 current hold with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Howe Library DVD 741.973 BIL 31254003724388 New DVDs - Main floor Reshelving -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9786318512046 : DVD
  • ISBN: 6318512047 : DVD
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (76 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Mew York, N.Y. : Kino Lorber, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Bonus features: Additional interviews; Trailer.
Participant or Performer Note:
Russell G. Jones, Sharon Washington, Jason Samuels Smith.
Summary, etc.:
Bill Traylor was born into slavery in 1853 on a cotton plantation in rural Alabama, and continued to farm the land until the late 1920s when he moved to Montgomery and worked odd jobs in the thriving segregated black neighborhood. A decade later, in his late 80s, Traylor became homeless and started to draw and paint, devising his visual language to depict his memories of slavery and scenes of a radically changing urban culture, becoming one of America's most prolific and essential artists.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
Subject: Folk artists > United States > Biography.
Folk artists > United States > History.
African American folk art > History.
African American artists > Biography.
Slaves > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biographical films.

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