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Richard Bailey ‘A Spiral Way’

Synopsis: A folksinger's enthusiasm for, and explications of, gothic tales of the American
South reveal currents of magical realism in his home town. He also uncovers troubling,
outmoded notions of female sexuality and piety inherent in southern ghost stories.

Cast: Cameron McElyea as Leon Gordon Agee.

Filmography: An Errand of Hip and Chin, 2016; One of the Rough, 2015; The
Disappearance of the Grackles, 2014; The Mock Destruction of the World, 2014; A Wellproved
Helpmate, 2013; Other Music, 2013; When the World Was Green, 2012; Tropic of
Oz, 1996; Diogenes, 1994.


Richard Bailey makes films with mythic emphasis, poetic language, and sharp humor. His films have shown at Alchemy Film & Moving Image, Anthology Film Archives, Berlin Experimental, Black Maria, Blow-Up, Dallas VideoFest, Proyector International, SENE, SXSW, and many other festivals. He has a film featured in Vol. 36 of the Journal of Short Film, a peer-reviewed journal in DVD form. His poems have appeared in several journals, including The Madison Review, Mudfish, Quiddity, and Whiskey Island Magazine.

Richard Bailey 'A Spiral Way'USA / 2014 / 16 min. 30 sec. / Experimental / Art / Short Narrative

Directed by Richard Bailey Resolution: 1080p. Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Format: Digital Video, Apple Pro Res. Sound: Stereo

Credits: Written by Richard Bailey. Photographed and Edited by Richard Bailey. Music by Andrew Chapman.