The Lonnie Holley Story

The Lonnie Holley Story is a documentary film telling the tale of one human’s drive to succeed against all odds. Holley, the self-taught African American visual artist, and now musician, from Birmingham, Alabama, is an American original. Here is a man who spins art out of what the rest of us throw away—objects and materials fused with history and memory. A man who makes beauty out of pain, and music out of dreams. Holley has overcome grinding poverty, Jim Crow, and a nightmare childhood to become a creative powerhouse with an agenda to save the planet—‘Thumbs Up for Mother Universe!’

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