A Man Named Pearl

Director: Scott Galloway & Brent Pierson  Rated: G: General Audiences
Rating 4.9
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 18 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: New Video Group
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Interviews:
      1. Filmmaker
      2. Composer
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Biographies: Filmmaker
  • Audio CD - Original Film Score

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 07/18/2008
"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."
Box Office - 08/01/2008
3 stars out of 5 -- "Taking in Pearl Fryar's stories and trailing him on his regular shearing duties is watching an artist at work....[There is an] intoxicating giddiness here."

Product Description:

Documentary filmmakers Scott Galloway and Brent Pierson join forces in telling the sweet story of Pearl Fryar, an African-American factory worker from South Carolina who broke racial stereotypes and astounded skeptical neighbors when he won the Iris Garden Club's Yard of the Month award. Determined to win the honor and put racist ideas to rest, Fryar manicured his garden to perfection, proving wrong the local belief that blacks don't take care of their yards. In a predominantly white community, he became the first black person to hold the award. Though he lacked any gardening experience, Fryar never let this obstacle deter him, and went on to create an elaborate garden, complete with beautifully sculpted hedges and a maze-like area where he carved out the words "Love, Peace, & Goodwill." Galloway and Pierson capture this simple and powerful message in a straightforward manner, letting Fryar's fanciful garden creations and the inspired visitors who flock to them yearly speak for themselves.

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Midnight in Bishopville (Opening Titles)
  • 2.Off the Hinge
  • 3.On His Way
  • 4.Red Hats and Blues
  • 5.On the Map
  • 6.Fairyland
  • 7.Planting Seeds
  • 8.Real Nice Town
  • 9.Pearl in 5 - 4
  • 10.In a Happy Place
  • 11.A Cut Above Average
  • 12.Right on Time
  • 13.Really Nice to Look At
  • 14.Keeping Up with the Fryars
  • 15.Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places
  • 16.What's in a Name
  • 17.In My Lifetime
  • 18.This Is My Garden
  • 19.On a Roll (End Titles)
  • 20.Fred Riffs
  • 21.Fred and Phil Improv
  • 22.Theatrical Trailer Score

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.A Man Named Pearl [DVD]

Plot Keywords:

African American Culture | African Americans | Documentary | Racism | Theatrical Release

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