The Picture Man
Each year, the "Picture Man", photographer Shelby Lee Adams, returns to the place of his childhood to photograph stark and striking family portraits of the Appalachian mountain people.
In an unsettling yet sensitive way, Wolfgang Hastert's film follows Shelby's footsteps through remote areas of rural Kentucky, discovering a reclusive world of mystery, sorrow and love tangled within strong familial bonds. Warm-hearted and dramatic, this compelling portrait of a small American subculture gives voice to an estranged and private world.