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The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams' Appalachia ()


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The meaning of art itself comes into question in this documentary about Shelby Lee Adams' controversial photos of families in Appalachia.

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Shelby Lee Adams ...
Himself
Chad Baker ...
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Donnie Benton ...
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Burley Childers ...
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Homer Childers ...
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James Childers ...
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Joseph Childers ...
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Rosalie Desrochers ...
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Roy Childers ...
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Debbie Childers ...
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Selina Childers ...
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Hort Collins ...
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Brandon Cooper ...
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Johnny Cooper ...
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William Gorman ...
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Samantha Guy ...
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John Hall ...
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Louise Hall ...
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Emogene Jerry ...
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Ralph Jacobs ...
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Worley Jacobs ...
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Shauna Joseph ...
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Stephanie Lynn Joseph ...
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Darryl Napier ...
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Joe Napier ...
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Sally Neace ...
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Bill Noble ...
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Bobbie Joe Noble ...
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Chester Noble ...
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Nickie Noble
Rachel Riddle ...
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Terry Riddle ...
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Ethel Turner ...
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Hobart Turner ...
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Corrine Zabala ...
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Jonathan Zabala ...
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Dwight Billings ...
Himself - University of Kentucky
John Bennette ...
Himself - Art Collector
A.D. Coleman ...
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Wendy Ewald ...
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Vicki Goldberg ...
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Berthie Napier ...
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John Napier ...
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Wayne Riddle ...
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Directed by

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Jennifer Baichwal

Produced by

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Jennifer Baichwal ... producer
Nicholas de Pencier ... producer

Cinematography by

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Nicholas de Pencier

Film Editing by

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David Wharnsby

Editorial Department

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Christina Battle ... post-production coordinator
Adam Brotherwood ... assistant editor
Rudy Buttignol ... commissioning editor
Curtis Campbell ... assistant editor
Angela Fong ... assistant editor
Jason Gaff ... assistant editor
Lorraine Grant ... colorist (as Lorraine Grant Dipasquale)
Yoni Gutmonovitcz ... assistant editor
Jeff Krebs ... on-line editor
Anita Malhotra ... assistant editor
Desiree Marshall ... assistant editor
Gad Reichman ... assistant editor
Roland Schlimme ... assistant editor
Branko Vasovic ... assistant editor

Sound Department

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Susan Fairbairn ... sound editor / sound effects editor
Craig Mann ... re-recording mixer
Dino Pigat ... re-recording mixer
Justine Pimlott ... sound recordist
Jane Tattersall ... sound

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Kathy Choi ... effects editor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Renaldo De Souza ... motion-control camera
Ellen Rennard ... still photographer
Kim Tomczak ... video

Music Department

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Steve Pritchard ... music consultant

Other crew

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Andrew Allan ... production assistant
Elvina Baichwal ... production assistant
Kristine Baichwal ... production assistant
Stephen Bulger ... photographic consultant
Michael Fleming ... production assistant
David Harris ... photographic consultant
Judi Heron ... insurance
Sheila Heti ... transcriptions
Diane Konecny ... insurance
Nadya Marti ... production coordinator
Del Mehes ... tax consultant
Christine Richards ... coordinator
Don Snyder ... photographic consultant

Thanks

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Kristen Adlhoch ... thanks
Donna Aprile ... thanks
Larry Au ... thanks
Sarah Baird ... thanks
Elizabeth Barrett ... thanks
Murray Battle ... thanks
Marc Boulay ... thanks
Naomi Boxer ... thanks
Betsy Carey ... thanks
Grace Carnale-Davis ... thanks (as Grace Carnale)
Tracy Clare ... thanks
Hort Collins ... in memoriam
Leairon Collins ... thanks
Oma Jean Collins ... thanks
Jason Cooper ... thanks
Jimmy Cooper ... thanks
Donigan Cumming ... thanks
Peter Czerski ... thanks
Christopher Donaldson ... thanks
Catherine Edelman ... thanks
Niv Fichman ... thanks
Fairy Mae Fogle ... thanks
Shirley Fogle ... thanks
Brenda Hall ... thanks
Diana Hall ... thanks
Joeh Hall ... thanks
Jonathan Hall ... thanks
Karen Hall ... thanks
Lola Hall ... thanks
Paul Hall ... thanks
Richard Hall ... thanks
Timothy Hall ... thanks
V. Tony Hauser ... thanks
Peter Higdon ... thanks
B.J. Hurt ... thanks
Burchal Hurt ... thanks
Patrick Hörl ... thanks (as Patrick Hoerl)
Danny Irom ... special thanks
Monette Ison ... thanks
Quentin Ison ... thanks
Darlene Jacobs ... in memoriam
Kizzie Joseph ... thanks
Martha Joseph ... thanks
Ali Kazimi ... thanks
Anne Leaf ... special thanks
Chris MacDonald ... thanks
Sheena Macdonald ... thanks
Anne MacKenzie ... thanks
Alan Mirabelli ... thanks
Coleman Morgen ... thanks
Arlene Moscovitz ... thanks
Berthie Napier ... in memoriam
John Napier ... in memoriam
Simon Nasht ... thanks
Whitney Neace ... thanks
Britney Noble ... thanks
David Noble ... thanks
Lloyd Dean Noble ... thanks
Michael Noble ... thanks
Pairet Noble ... thanks
Wayne Riddle ... in memoriam
Barbara Steinman ... thanks
Barbara Willis Sweete ... thanks
Phyllis Turner ... thanks
Sarah Turner ... thanks
Stephanie Turner ... thanks
Serge Vaisman ... thanks
Larry Vonalt ... thanks
Larry Weinstein ... thanks
Philip Zabala ... thanks
Horst Zeidler ... thanks

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Also Known As
  • The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams' Appalachia (Canada)
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  • 75 min
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Did You Know?

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Movie Connections Features Deliverance (1972). See more »
Crazy Credits After the credits roll a subject of the film is shown commenting to the camera that "sometimes his pictures come out good, and sometimes not so good." See more »

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