Film Screenings @ the Museum: Half Past Autumn« Back to Events
Film Screenings @ the Museum
Free with Membership or Museum -Admission
Saturday, November 10 + Sunday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m. daily
Films are held in the Museum’s East Wing Theatre/Classroom
Half Past Autumn
We celebrate the centennial anniversary of the artist, filmmaker, writer, musician and activist Gordon Parks’s birth (1912-2006) by screening this biographical film which explores Park’s prodigious artistic output. Parks began his career as a Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographer, where he created one of his best known pieces, American Gothic, Washington, D.C. and was the first African American to work at Life magazine as a photographer. His semi-autobiographical novel, The Learning Tree became the first Hollywood film directed by an African American (Parks) is included in the Library of Congress. In1971, his best-known film, film Shaft ushered in the Blaxploitation era.