PLASTIC MAN: THE ARTFUL LIFE OF JERRY ROSS BARRISH
Plastic Man: the Artful Life of Jerry Ross Barrish follows Jerry Ross Barrish on his hero’s journey where art is his salvation. Like an alchemist, Barrish fashions sculpture out of found recycled materials to communicate a story. His journey includes prevailing over his learning disability, dyslexia, a decade long career as an independent filmmaker and over 50 years as San Francisco’s best-known bail bondsman. “Don’t Parish in Jail, Call Barrish for Bail,” was the tagline for Barrish Bail Bonds, founded in 1961. Jerry bailed out political activists from the Civil Rights movement, Free Speech movements, anti-Vietnam protestors, and demonstrators supporting Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University.
Produced by Janis Plotkin.
Directed by William Farley.
This film has been completed and is in distribution.