Ferron: girl on a road
"I did my best to follow the calling of my soul..."
So sings lesbian singer/songwriter pioneer Ferron, from Girl on a Road. The road is that ubiquitous metaphor, the chronicler of journeys. In this dynamic film from director Gerry Rogers, the road serves as both the metaphor for the direction of a life, and the literal narrative thread; tracing Ferron's reunion with her band and their first concert trek together in over a decade.
Part performance film, part biopic, Ferron: girl on a road traces, the life, the songs, the loves, the heartbreaks, and the pioneering path carved by a true folk legend. Intimate, and sweeping all at once, this film moves beyond "chronicle" and captures in word and deed, the essence of a visionary artist, and the soul of an icon.
- Format: DVD
- Running time: 73 mins
- Language: English
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3
- Sound: Stereo
- Region 1: NTSC
About the Filmmaker
Internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker Gerry Rogers loves, loves making movies! She has over 20 films to her credit and as many awards. Her film My Left Breast, an intimate, starkly honest and surprisingly humorous portrayal of her struggle with breast cancer won over 20 international awards including 2 Geminis and Gold at Hot Docs.