Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts
A Virtual Screening and Discussion
Friday, April 9th
5:00 - 7:00 PM (EST)
Jeffrey Wolf (Director/Producer); Daphne McWilliams (Producer); Greg Tate (Writer on African-American music and culture); Leslie Umberger (Curator Smithsonian American Art Museum); moderated by Leslie King Hammond, PhD (Founder of Center for Race and Culture at the Maryland Institute College of Art)
Please note: Please arrive early - film screening will begin at 5:00 PM with a LIMITED NUMBER OF VIEWING ACCESS. The panel discussion will begin at 6:15 PM and will be open to all. If you are unable to screen the film, you can return after the screening for the discussion.
ABOUT THE FILM:
Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts is an inventive feature documentary capturing the vivid life of 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. Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts explores the life of a unique American artist, a man with a remarkable and unlikely biography. The film is a compelling human narrative that gives voice to a man who endures a long life of extreme hardships during an era of legalized racial indignities, to become one of America’s most prominent artists, exhibited in museums and collections worldwide.
Watch the Trailer. The film will be released April 16 in theater at Film Forum and virtual cinemas through Kino Marquee https://bit.ly/3sNnYAS
Presented by Center for Black Visual Culture (CBVC) & Institute of African American Affairs (IAAA) at New York University; Co-sponsored by Department of Photography & Imaging at NYU Tisch School of the Arts