Image from "The Learning Tree"
  • Image from "The Learning Tree"

Two by Gordon Parks

Two acclaimed feature films directed by Gordon Parks, subject of a photography exhibition that opens March 23. Both are shown from 35mm film in Morley Lecture Hall and admission is $12, CMA members $9. CMA curator Barbara Tannenbaum answers audience questions after the screenings on April 16, 28, and 30.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 1:45 pm to 3:50 pm
Friday, April 19, 2019, 7:00 pm to 8:50 pm
CMA Curator Q&A on 4/16

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 witness assorted injustices and tragedies while growing up in 1920s Kansas take different paths to adulthood.

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 1:30 pm to 3:50 pm
Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 1:45 pm to 4:05 pm
CMA Curator Q&A

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.”