Documentary Film "PERSEVERANCE: The Story of Dr. Billy Taylor"


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  • Host Department: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
  • Date: 11/16/2012
  • Time: 7:30 PM

  • Location: Michigan Theater

  • Description:

    “PERSEVERANCE” highlights Dr. Billy Taylor’s notable football accomplishments at Michigan, but goes deeper, exploring his dramatic public and private failures, which tarnished his heroic reputation, damaged personal and professional relationships, and set him on a turbulent 25-year roller coaster ride. The film, which contains seldom-seen Michigan football images, touches on multiple social and human themes.

    The piece is co-directed by Michigan alums Dan Chace (’83) and Bob Hercules (’84), who formed a longstanding friendship at Michigan while making graduate student films. This is their first collaboration as professionals.

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