Bob plays his keyboard in front of Pocket Sandwich Theater, one of his hangouts, as film makers Lisa Johnson and Sebastian Lee record.

For a few years now, we’ve been following Robert Crawford, better known as Bob, a ubiquitous character in the Lake Highlands, East Dallas and Deep Ellum neighborhoods, who gets around mostly by hitching rides from generous strangers.

A group of White Rock area people — Lisa Johnson and Heather and Sebastian Lee — made a movie about Bob (which we covered in 2009). It was a very good movie that everyone should see.

I reviewed it on DVD. Many of you emailed me asking where you could see the movie. Aside from a few special screenings, it wasn’t easy to see the movie.

But the moviemakers recently announced a pretty big deal—”It is official ‘His Name is Bob’ will screen on the Documentary Channel, on Dish Network and Direct TV as soon as August.”

When you see Bob about town — and you will — be sure to congratulate him.


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