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A Man Named Pearl

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars
Overlong by half and upbeat to a fault, this profile of topiarist Pearl Fryar doesn’t know the meaning of too much of a good thing. It’s not Fryar’s fault; the proud, self-taught South Carolinian, whose tree-and-shrub sculptures evoke the alienscapes of pulp sci-fi illustrator Richard M. Powers by way of Dr. Seuss, is a worthy subject. But filmmakers Scott Galloway and Brent Pierson doggedly avoid any hint of friction in Fryar’s life, thus flattening their tale into plodding, dimensionless hagiography.
Written by Mark Holcomb

Cast and crew

  • Director:Scott Galloway, Brent Pierson
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