YOUNG WOMAN'S BLUES
( Grapevine / C4 (UK) - 100mins)
A feature film script written by Pat Hartley based on the life of Bessie Smith - "The Empress of the Blues". Bessie was an original America superstar who redefined love, sex, joy and heartache using her genius and a strong left hook. Noone who has ever listened to her songs has been the same since.
MRS CHANEY'S QUILT
(Grapevine / PBS - 120mins)
A feature film written with Pat Hartley, based on the life of the mother of civil rights martyr, James Chaney, and her fight to get his radical younger brother, Ben, released from imprisonment for life in Florida.