Hamptons Doc Fest ´Treasures from the Rubble´
Join Amagansett´s own Alexandra Branyon for a screening of her film Treasures from the Rubble. Q & A session to follow.
Treasures from the Rubble
A Film About The Unstoppable Creative Impulse
by Alexandra Branyon
Director, Alexandra Branyon
Producer, Branyon Productions, Ltd.
Editor, Maria Maciak
Cinematographer, Tom Garber, Third Wave Films
63 minutes, Color
In 1905 Lois Wilson is born into deep poverty in the rural South. Showing early promise, she studies art in Boston and New York. Unable to afford rent in New York City, she moves to Yonkers. Every day she searches for scrap wood on which to paint. Later, with bad health and old age upon her, Wilson begins correspondence with Jack Black, a Fayette newspaperman from Wilson’s hometown, telling him she wants the town to have her art collection. Black spends the next 35 years shepherding the Fayette Art Museum from its start in 1969 to its solid presence as an icon of Southern pride.
Alexandra Branyon, an actress, musician, and journalist, attended high school in Fayette County. She met Jack Black when she was in Tuscaloosa in 2000 to pick up a Distinguished Career Award. She became attracted to the Wilson story after hearing about it from Black and spent the next eleven years putting together this film.