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Films By William Ferris

03/29/19 | 7:30 pm

Anthology Film Archives

32 2nd Ave Map

212-505-5181


29-03-2019 12:00:00 29-03-2019 12:00:00 America/New_York Films By William Ferris | 7:30 pm In the 1960s and 1970s, filmmaker, audio recordist, and folklorist William Ferris toured his home state of Mississippi, documenting the voices of African Americans as they spoke about and performed the diverse musical traditions that form the roots of gospel and blues. Ferris was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1942. Growing up on a working farm, he began at a young age to document the artwork, music, and lives of the people on the farm and in his local community. The archive of recordings that he created and the documentary films that he had a hand in producing have served for decades as invaluable records of the people and the culture of the Deep South. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=350318 Anthology Film Archives Anthology Film Archives
In the 1960s and 1970s, filmmaker, audio recordist, and folklorist William Ferris toured his home state of Mississippi, documenting the voices of African Americans as they spoke about and performed the diverse musical traditions that form the roots of gospel and blues. Ferris was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1942. Growing up on a working farm, he began at a young age to document the artwork, music, and lives of the people on the farm and in his local community. The archive of recordings that he created and the documentary films that he had a hand in producing have served for decades as invaluable records of the people and the culture of the Deep South.

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