Sykes

United States, 1974

Film
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Sykes Williams is a blind, semi-retired musician, a great favourite in the small bar where he plays piano to supplement his social security benefits. He is seen on his daily excursions into his neighbourhood, and at the bar, as he eloquently expresses his opinions on a wide range of concerns. A portrait of an involved, vital human being as well as an exploration of the problems of the blind and ageing.

Credits

producer/director

Dierdre Walsh

production company

Perspective Films

Duration

00:13:10:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1974

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

29146

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Aged - United States

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Aged - United States

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Aging

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Aged - Psychology

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Aged - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Aging

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Blind orientation and mobility

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Blindness

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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