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Angel That Stands Beside Me + Mr. Dial Has Something to Say
Angel That Stands Beside Me explores the sources of outsider artist Minnie Evans’s art, including Airlie Garden in Wilmington, NC, with its magnificent azaleas and swans, where Evans worked as a gate keeper for 27 years and where she did most of her paintings. Scenes
of a service in her African-Methodist church draw the connections between her religious fervor and her art. She tells about her mystical visions and traces her slave ancestry to her great grandmother’s grandmother who was brought from Trinidad and sold as a slave in North
Carolina. Rated: NR. 29 minutes.
Mr. Dial Has Something to Say is a film that follows the life of outsider artist Thornton Dial and Bill Arnett, an art collector who promoted him. Through their experiences it examines the issue of racism and classism in Western art, and asks the question: What is art and who decides? Rated: NR. 58 minutes.
Held in conjunction with Social Geographies: Interpreting Space and Place.