Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts

Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts ★★

I wanted to like this documentary, as Bill Traylor is such an interesting subject. However, the movie's structure is a mess.This feels like a typical documentary you would see in a high school history class. The director tries to camouflage that with actors spouting some of the most inane and dull lines. Why were the actors included? I'm sure they are talented, but the writing for them is just awful. It's as if the director didn't know how to deal with Traylor's life, so he wanted to spruce it up. The director also throws so many names and people at you that you need to take notes to keep them all separate (and to remember which ones are actors and which ones are scholars or family members).