PURVIS OF OVERTOWN
After a stint in Raiford State Prison for a breaking and entering charge, Purvis Young seemed destined to fail, yet, while in prison, Purvis taught himself to paint. He became a highly acclaimed contemporary artist, now recognized nationally as an icon of Black culture and history. Purvis paints simply because that's what he needs to do.
SCREENING | FRIDAY JULY 13TH | CROWLEY THEATER
FEATURE | USA | 67mins.
Filmmaker Shaun Conrad (R) and Director David Raccuglia (L)
Executive Producer | Lynda Cass
Producer | Terry Lane
Producer | Franz Zwergel
Music by | Otis Taylor
Cinematography by | Eric Steelberg
Film Editing by | Greg Snider