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Nowhere Man And A Whiskey Girl

Chris Charles Scott
United States, 2022, 108 min.

In English.
Includes adult language.

AIFF Award Winner:
Festival Grand Prize

Amy Ross was a musical savant. Derick Ross was her talented husband, musical partner and spiritual equal. With talent, loving families and adoring fans - they seemingly had it all. But there was a secret Amy was keeping from the outside world, which no amount of love and help from Derrick could resolve. Nowhere Man and A Whiskey Girl is the beautifully tragic love story of Derrick & Amy – and the best band you’ve never heard of.

Director's Statement

The story of Derrick and Amy was given to me by a stranger on a golf course. Amazing as the story was, I have no connection to this duo’s culture. I was raised poor and Black on the Texas/Louisiana border. I was not aware or a fan of their music. I would have nothing in common with these people or connect with the story. Four days before shooting began, my nephew killed himself. I directed this story under the same haze and fog in which their family was telling it.

Category: Documentary.

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