Palmer’s Beard

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Written/Produced/Directed by Brad Lambert

From the time of the American Revolution until the Civil War, it was inconceivable that a respectable American man would grow facial hair. When Joseph Palmer chose to defy social norms and grow a robust beard in 1830s Massachusetts, he became a social pariah and a martyr for civil liberties. Palmer’s Beard tells his true story through animation inspired by 1950s studios like UPA and Playhouse Pictures.

8 minutes

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