Alabama Storytellers

Mr. Dial Has Something to Say

Special | 59m 11s

Thornton Dial was self-taught artist that didn't begin his work until after his retirement from decades of building Pullman cars. His work was universally hailed as brilliant but he labored largely in obscurity for most of his art career. This award-winning film explores Dial's work along with the challenges and biases of a larger art world that wasn't ready for his innate genius.

Aired: 10/16/07

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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