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A Long Hard Streak

  • Scott Rabideau, Director/Producer

A close-up of a painting of a wrinkled face of an old woman.

About the Project

Billy Dean Anderson was a prolific outsider artist and criminal who escaped prison multiple times. He was added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List and fled to live in a Tennessee cave for almost five years. The cave became his home and spiritual refuge, while his paintings were a means of communication with the outside world.

This is a story of the struggle for redemption through art, and a man's powerful legacy within an isolated community of the South.