Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts

Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts | 75mins |


Film Info
Release Year:2019
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jeffrey Wolf
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Q&A with director Jeffrey Wolf

Join us for a screening of the groundbreaking documentary about the artist Bill Traylor, who captured scenes of life in Alabama, from his rural roots in Dallas County to Montgomery's Monroe Street (then Avenue), where he lived and made his extraordinary drawings. Following the film, Museum Director Angie Dodson will moderate a discussion among the audience and filmmaker Jeffrey Wolf, historian Dr. Howard Robinson, and Curator of Art Margaret Lynne Ausfeld. At the same time, MMFA will display a sampling of the artist's drawings - 8 from our rich Traylor collection are featured in the film.

On Thursday, October 24 at 2:00pm, Mayor Strange will hold a press conference for the Bill Traylor marker unveiling. This will take place on N Lawrence at onroe, where Bill Traylor used to sit and work on the street. Following the ceremony, historian Joe Caver will lead adiscussion/walking tour of the historic business district.

With Alabama State University, Breakaway Films, the Capri Theatre, The Montgomery Film Festival, Kress on Dexter, Landmarks Foundation, MarciaWeber Art Objects, and AttorneyMBS/Cotton Belt Gallery.

Supported by the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

Admission to the event is free, tickets required.