Straight Coffin in a Crooked Grave

Straight Coffin in a Crooked Grave

Jared Martin & Michael david,  2:01 min 
Documentary (Trailer)
Saturday, May 5th, 6pm

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The multimedia artists Lonnie Holley and the late Thornton Dial were both born into poverty in the state of Alabama. The chaos of living hand to mouth, not to mention through the Civil Rights Era, is indelibly present in their paintings, sculptures and assemblages, most of which incorporate scavenged organic and manmade materials. Filmmakers Jared Martin and Michael David explore their bodies of work, which delve into the Deep South’s rich African-American heritages, histories and identities.