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Thumbs Up for Mother Universe: Stories from the Life of Lonnie Holley

Director: George King
Documentary Features
Running Time:95:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
12:00 AM EST
Thursday, November 19
Streaming On-demand

Visionary artist Lonney Holley’s remarkable story of survival, endurance and triumph spans decades. His unlikey success uncovers ugly truths about race and class in the American South. Through a mix of archival formats spanning his long and wild career, King’s epic doc paints a deeply inspiring story about a troubled and resilient Alabama artist. Casual camerawork provides a raw authenticity to the moments where we witness the performative improvisation of Holley’s work. What emerges is a deep sense of the singular and traumatic impulses that drive Holley’s passionate crusade and his life as an uncontainable creative force.