Film essayist Andersen snatches the Afro-American actor, director and scriptwriter Spencer Williams from obscurity with a striking, plotless montage film. In the 1940s, Williams made nine melodramas in the heart of Texas which document the era, showing how the average black citizen lived between the church and the bar, between gospel and blues.

Filmmaker
Thom Andersen
Country
USA
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
29’
Language
English
Producer
Thom Andersen
Sales
Thom Andersen
Writer
Thom Andersen
Editor
Andrew Kim, Thom Andersen
Cast
Spencer Williams