Saddle up Some Real Horsepower!
Operating from the premise that everyone has an appealing story to tell if we just listen, A Slice of Life takes pride in bringing to the living rooms of America, insight into the unique characters whom we call neighbors.
This pilot episode on Carousels, brings us the wonderful recollections of a first ride on the merry-go-round from impassioned collectors; stories of the subtle nuances and strokes of genius of the master carvers by their modern-day descendants; and tales of exciting discoveries of missing pieces and information by historians and afficionados alike. The accent is on personal anecdote over dry fact; letting the experts tell their own stories; and creating an overall texture that, at the end of each program, leaves the viewer with a true feeling for this particular Slice of Life.
A Slice of Life: Carousels has been declared by enthusiasts as the most complete video ever offered on these magical machines and animated animals; and heralded for its compassion and many touching moments. Some highlights include: *a detailed look at 8 carousels. *private collections. *carvers/collectors/restorers. *a convention. *a record-setting auction. *and most importantly-- intimate, revealing conversations and recollections, of novices and experts alike, on this subject that keeps them youthful in their outlook on life; and hopeful for man's continued ability to create.
*60 min., DVD (NTSC)
*Winner: Best Documentary/Best Interview, Houston Int'l Film Festival, Gold Telly Award.
*"... the most complete video offered on these magical machines."