The Death Of My Two Fathers

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FEATURE | United States | 86 MINUTES | English | (No Subtitles) subtitles

THE DEATH OF MY TWO FATHERS

Documentary, Drama

Toward the end of his battle with kidney cancer, William Richard Guy filmed himself being interviewed over the span of six VHS tapes. The tapes were meant to serve as a record of his life for those he was leaving behind. He was born in the small town of Waterloo, Iowa, and soon left with his mother for bustling Kansas City. He got married at 18 and had two children. Soon after, he moved to Washington, D.C., and fought for civil rights, before heading north, where he had three more children in an idyllic enclave of rural Canada.


For twenty years, one of those children, Sol Guy, couldn’t bring himself to watch these recordings. Only in the process of creating his film The Death of My Two Fathers did Sol Guy finally confront his father’s tapes, and with this project, he continues the tradition, using the tapes as an entry point for recounting his father’s story—and his own—directly to his two teenage kids. It’s a work of highly personal filmmaking, but as the story unfolds, this powerful film becomes an expansive reflection on family, loss, and the experience of being black in America. —Cara Cusumano

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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Sol Guy

Sol Guy’s passion is to explore art and social change. He is a founding member of the hip hop group Rascalz, a TV show creator, a film director and producer, an author, and an artist.

Director
Sol Guy
Producer
Stine Moisen, Sol Guy
Screenwriter
Sol Guy, Matthew Cooke, Shoshana Guy
Cinematographer
Rafe Scobey-Thal
Composer
Joel Shearer
Editor
Matthew Cooke
Executive Producer
Shoshana Guy, Wolfgang Hammer, Jane Rosenthal, Alastair Siddons, Seema Thakker
Additional Editors
Autumn Dea, Wyatt Weymouth
Creative Producer
Matthew Cooke
Key Cast
Travestine Guy
On-Set Guru
Freye Parkhouse
Cast
Sol Guy, William Guy, Travestine Guy, Freye Parkhouse, Barbara Ogletree, Leora Gesser

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Mia Farrell
Mia Farrell Film Publicity
San Pedro, California
miafarrell@me.com
International Sales Contact
Stine Moisen
Observatory Productions, Inc
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Phone: 646 248 9127
stinemoisen@gmail.com
US Sales Contact
Stine Moisen
Observatory Productions, Inc
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Phone: 646 248 9127
stinemoisen@gmail.com
Print Source
Stine Moisen
Observatory Productions, Inc
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Phone: 646 248 9127
stinemoisen@gmail.com