Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts

Documentary 75 min
Streaming Online: Fri, May 7—Thu, May 13

“Born into slavery and living until near 100, Bill Traylor was a great folk artist about whom most of us do not know. Chasing Ghosts, a celebration of Traylor’s life, time and art neatly uses archival footage, luminous images of his fabulous drawings, and interviews with surviving family members to provide an absolutely captivating introduction to an American original.” – Laurence Kardish, FilmColumbia co-artistic director and former senior film curator at MoMA

“…sincere, nourishing account of the artist. Wolf makes excellent use of photo and film archives…remains powerful medicine today. (NYT Critic’s Pick)” — Glenn Kenny, New York Times
“If every picture tells a story, the body of work displayed in the hauntingly intriguing documentary Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts speaks volumes on the life and times of the artist in question.” — Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times
directed by
Jeffrey Wolf
written by
Fred Barron
Russell G. Jones, Jason Samuels Smith, Sharon Washington