Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts

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Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts

Runtime: 75 Minutes | Rating: Not Rated
Director: Jeffrey Wolf
Genres: Documentary, African-American Experience, Art & Artists
Distributor: Kino Lorber


An inventive feature documentary capturing the vivid life of artist Bill Traylor, who in his late 80s, living homeless on the street in the thriving segregated black neighborhood of Montgomery, produced a body of extraordinary art. Born into slavery in 1853 on a cotton plantation in rural Alabama, Traylor witnessed profound social and political change during his life spanning slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow segregation, and the Great Migration.

"Brings the spirit and mystery of Traylor's art to life and shines a spotlight on a creative gift that was long ignored and marginalized." -Dave McNary, Variety