Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950
Friday, April 19, 2019, 7:00 pm
Gordon Parks’s film directorial debut—one of the first 25 movies selected for the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry—is based on his semiautobiographical novel. Two black teens who witnesses assorted injustices and tragedies while growing up in 1920s Kansas take different paths to adulthood.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 12:00 pm
Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 12:00 pm
A curator-led series of gallery talks, each focusing on a different section of Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 1:45 pm
Directed by Gordon Parks. With Roger E. Mosley. The hardship-plagued life of legendary folk and blues singer Huddie Ledbetter (1888–1949), master of the 12-string guitar, is dramatized in this screen biography. Musical numbers include “Rock Island Line” and “Goodnight Irene.”