Juke--Passages from the Films of Spencer Williams

  • 29'
  • USA
  • 2015
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.

Director
Thom Andersen
Country of production
USA
Production Year
2015
Festival Edition
IFFR 2016
Length
29'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producer
Thom Andersen
Sales
Thom Andersen
Screenplay
Thom Andersen
Editor
Andrew Kim, Thom Andersen
Cast
Spencer Williams