Mr. Dial Has Something to Say

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Thornton Dial is a self-taught artist who constructs figurative sculptures, paintings, and mixed-media assemblages that explore slave life and has been called the visual sibling of jazz, the blues, and gospel. Dial is part of a movement that is one of America's very few home-grown artistic styles. The film examines the meaning and history of the movement and if the Afro-American improvisational visual art has been perceived by the mainstream art world as less important.


60-minute runtime; closed captioned; one-year copyright clearance.

Feb 8 at 5:00AM ET/PT

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