Ellis Wilson’s Funeral Procession
(Hope Tucker, 2012, 8 min)
When painter Ellis Wilson died in 1977, his documentation of the lives of people of African descent was not well known. Ten years later, his work Funeral Procession became part of a show that still plays worldwide. Shifting focus away from episodic plot structure allows for a sustained gaze on Wilson's role in the series level narrative and success of The Cosby Show.
8 minute excerpt of a 74 minute work.
Filmmaker in Attendance, Video, Silent