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A Man Named Pearl

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A Man Named Pearl

A Man Named Pearl

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
G
runtime:
78 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/31/07
director:
Brent Pierson, Scott Galloway
distributor:
Shadow Distribution
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B+

A Man Named Pearl is a weedy title for a nicely planted documentary about Pearl Fryar, a self-taught topiary artist in rural Bishopville, S.C. Stung years ago by a white home owner’s comment that ”black people don’t keep up their yards,” Fryar turned his own three acres into a fantasyland of inspired abstract shapes. The film is as thoughtfully free-form as the living sculptures, meandering from meditations on plants to the elements of community. B+

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