Bill and Karen: An American Love Story
1999, NR, 108 min. Directed by Jennifer Fox.
REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Thu., Nov. 11, 1999
American Love Story is a nine-part series of 54-minute episodes of director Fox’s intimate portrait of a marriage. The series focuses on Bill Sims and Karen Wilson, a black man and a white woman couple who struggle against racial stereotypes while keeping their family together. The film follows them over a year and a half and chronicles their lives. Segments 1 and 3 will screen at 6:30; segments 7 and 9 will screen at 9:30 Jennifer Fox will be in attendance for Q&As following the films. (See related interview in this week’s Screens section.) (NR, 108 min.) The Texas Documentary Tour is co-sponsored by the Austin Film Society, the UT Department of RTF, The Austin Chronicle, KLRU-TV, and SXSW Film.