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Film | A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks

In the Lichtenstein Theater

February 11, 6 pm - 7:30 pm

2021, Documentary, 89 minutesDirector: John Maggio

Free for all

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In recognition of Black History Month, the Parrish Art Museum presents a two-part program in collaboration with Eastville Community Historical Society. A free screening of A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks on February 11 will be followed by a panel discussion on the importance and impact of Gordon Parks on contemporary Black photography on February 18.

A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks chronicles the many ways renowned photographer, writer, composer, activist and filmmaker Gordon Parks (1912-2006) documented his narrative as a Black American in the 20th century and beyond. The film explores the power of images in advancing racial, economic, and social equality as seen through the lens of Parks, one of the most trailblazing artists, and the generation of young photographers, filmmakers, and activists he inspired. Through the lens of three contemporary photographers, we see Gordon’s legacy come to life. Devin Allen whose photograph “Baltimore Uprising” of the Freddie Gray protests was featured on the cover of Time Magazine; LaToya Ruby Frazier who for five years followed the Flint, Michigan water crisis and most recently photographed Breonna Taylor’s family for Vanity Fair; and Jamel Shabazz whose photographs on the streets of New York form a visual history of the hip hop era while simultaneously presenting affirming images for his community.

A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks is a co-production of Kunhardt Films and HBO. Film for this screening provided by Kunhardt Film Foundation.

This screening is presented at no cost and is made possible by the Kunhardt Film Foundation, Gordon Parks Foundation, and Michon Boston Group. Donations are welcome.

Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is recommended. Limited tickets will be available at the door. All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.
This indoor event requires all attendees to wear medical-grade masks at all times and show proof of vaccination; those 18 and older must provide a valid ID. To help us expedite the check-in process, we encourage all guests to send their proof in advance by emailing it to healthfirst@parrishart.org. Please put the event title in your subject line.
For more information surrounding our COVID-19 protocol, go here.
Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:
Additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

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February 11
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Film | A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks

In the Lichtenstein Theater

February 11, 6 pm - 7:30 pm

2021, Documentary, 89 minutesDirector: John Maggio

Free for all

REGISTER

In recognition of Black History Month, the Parrish Art Museum presents a two-part program in collaboration with Eastville Community Historical Society. A free screening of A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks on February 11 will be followed by a panel discussion on the importance and impact of Gordon Parks on contemporary Black photography on February 18.

A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks chronicles the many ways renowned photographer, writer, composer, activist and filmmaker Gordon Parks (1912-2006) documented his narrative as a Black American in the 20th century and beyond. The film explores the power of images in advancing racial, economic, and social equality as seen through the lens of Parks, one of the most trailblazing artists, and the generation of young photographers, filmmakers, and activists he inspired. Through the lens of three contemporary photographers, we see Gordon’s legacy come to life. Devin Allen whose photograph “Baltimore Uprising” of the Freddie Gray protests was featured on the cover of Time Magazine; LaToya Ruby Frazier who for five years followed the Flint, Michigan water crisis and most recently photographed Breonna Taylor’s family for Vanity Fair; and Jamel Shabazz whose photographs on the streets of New York form a visual history of the hip hop era while simultaneously presenting affirming images for his community.

A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks is a co-production of Kunhardt Films and HBO. Film for this screening provided by Kunhardt Film Foundation.

This screening is presented at no cost and is made possible by the Kunhardt Film Foundation, Gordon Parks Foundation, and Michon Boston Group. Donations are welcome.

Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is recommended. Limited tickets will be available at the door. All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.
This indoor event requires all attendees to wear medical-grade masks at all times and show proof of vaccination; those 18 and older must provide a valid ID. To help us expedite the check-in process, we encourage all guests to send their proof in advance by emailing it to healthfirst@parrishart.org. Please put the event title in your subject line.
For more information surrounding our COVID-19 protocol, go here.
Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:
Additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.