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Disfarmer: A Portrait of America (2010)

Discover an American master portrait photographer, his influence on the modern Manhattan art world, and the legacy he left behind in his hometown of Heber Springs, Arkansas.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Miller ...
Himself, lawyer, former photographer
Mickey Barnett ...
Himself, Cleburne County Historical Society
Charlotte Lacey ...
Herself, retired teacher, Heber Springs
Hava Gurevich ...
Herself, executive director, The Disfarmer Project
Thomas Dwight Olmstead ...
Himself, funeral director, Heber Springs (as Tom Olmstead)
Rex Harral ...
Himself, carpenter
Julia Scully ...
Herself, editor of Modern Photography magazine
Toba Tucker ...
Herself, photographer
Dan Hurlin ...
Himself, puppeteer
Stephen Bulger ...
Himself, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto
Maia-Mari Sutnik ...
Herself, curator of photography, Art Gallery of Ontario
Loy Neighbors ...
Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Michael Mattis ...
Himself, photography collector
Debbie Reynolds ...
Herself, Heber Springs
Ellen Hobgood ...
Herself, artist


In the small mountain town of Heber Springs, the Arkansas portrait photographer known as Mike Disfarmer captured the lives and emotions of the people of rural America during the two World Wars and the Great Depression. Critics have hailed Disfarmer's remarkable black and white portraits as "a work of artistic genius" and "a classical episode in the history of American photography." This feature documentary discovers an American master, his influence on the modern Manhattan art world, and the legacy he left behind in his hometown of Heber Springs. Written by Public Pictures

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31 May 2010 (USA)  »

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Disfarmer - aikansa mestarivalokuvaaja  »

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CAD 150,000 (estimated)

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