Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film 2008
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The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams’ Appalachia

(Canada, 2002, 71 min)
Jennifer Baichwal



"Is Adams an aesthetically gifted slummer among "white trash" society -- he even rattlesnake-handles alongside Pentecostal Christian pals -- or is he simply "trying to express myself with ... my friends whom I love and care about"? It's to Baichwal's credit that "True Meaning" leaves us very much unsure about the answer."

- Variety