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A Man Named Pearl

PG In Theaters 07/18/2008 , 78min.
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July 26, 2008
The African-American Edward Scissorhands of the South has arrived! Thank you Scott Galloway Brent Pierson for making this film. It is very rare to see positive films about African-Americans. Much thanks to Laemmle theaters for showing this movie in your theaters.How does a sharecropper's son go from picking cotton to turning adversity into something beyond the American dream? The answer is hard

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Village Voice
Feature-length elaborations on quirky, inspiring human-interest stories are generally to be avoided, but I'll make an exception for A Man Named Pearl. Full Review
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
Though the film could've used more technical insight into Pearl's artistic process, it's hard not to be stirred by this hopeful portrait. Full Review
Jeannette Catsoulis
The New York Times
Assembled without frills or fuss, A Man Named Pearl is as much a portrait of a small Southern town as of an unassuming black folk artist. Full Review
Phil Hall
Film Threat
While Fryar is a charming man and his work clearly deserves recognition, A Man Called Pearl is an obvious case of building a three-story house on a one-story foundation. Really, can you make a feature-length film about a man who carves unique shapes out of trees, shrubs and bushes? Full Review
Steve Winn
San Francisco Chronicle
A pleasant but mild-mannered experience. Full Review

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