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No Miss 'Super Soul Sunday'- Own airing 'A Man Named Pearl'

Tune in alert for Own airing the documentary "A Man Named Pearl" on this Sunday's "Super Soul Sunday." This Sunday from 8-11 a.m. Et/Pt on Own "Super Soul Sunday" revisits how to slow down and see the beauty that surrounds you. First, ponder life's big questions with actor Rainn Wilson. He's best know for his role as Dwight Schrute on The Office, but he's also one of the co-founders of SoulPancake! This week's SoulPancake's "Framed" short film will help you open your eyes to find beauty in unexpected places. And don't miss the amazing story of Pearl Fryar in the feel-good documentary A Man Named Pearl. A Man Named Pearl is an uplifting documentary that introduces
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A Man Named Pearl

Meet the real-life Edward Scissorhands, Pearl Fryar.

The 66-year-old African-American, the subject of the inspiring documentary "A Man Named Pearl," doesn't have scissors where his hands should be, but he turns trees and bushes into topiary sculptures every bit as amazing as the ones Johnny Depp's character crafts in the Tim Burton film.

And Fryar's sculptures are real, not the result of movie magic.

Fryar lives with his wife in Bishopville, a depressed town in South Carolina's poorest county, where racial prejudice still rears its ugly head.
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Opening This Week: Dot-com days, period magicians, Eddie (sigh) Murphy

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By Neil Pedley

This week finds the U.S. Army bringing war games to a whole other level, a '60s sex icon getting an exposé, Ron Perlman returning as the defender of small fluffy kittens everywhere and Eddie Murphy taking cinema egotism to new heights.


After the warm reception his first feature "Xx/Xy" received at Sundance in 2002, director Austin Chick returned to the snowy slopes of Park City to debut his sophomore effort, which seemed to impress our own Matt Singer when he saw it in January. Assembling an noteworthy ensemble that includes the likes of Robin Tunney, Naomie Harris, Rip Torn and David Bowie, Chick follows Tom and Josh Sterling (Josh Hartnett and Adam Scott, respectively), two brothers desperately trying to right the sinking ship of their failing dot-com company in the weeks leading up to the devastating September 11th attacks.

Opens in New York.

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