A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks

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6:30 PM, Monday, July 11, 2022 PST
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

Directed by John Maggio, A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks explores the enduring legacy of photographer, writer, composer, activist and filmmaker, Gordon Parks, and spotlights his visionary work and its impact on the next generation of artists. Through the lens of three contemporary photographers, we see Gordon’s legacy come to life. Devin Allen whose photograph β€œBaltimore 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 community discussion with Winfield Ezell, Jr., founder and CEO of Obsidian Creative Studios (OCS) will follow the film. Winfield brings close to 25 years of experience in Film/TV Production, and storytelling. As a Writer, Editor, Director, and Producer, Winfield has a proven track record in the Independent film scenes in Seattle, Atlanta, and throughout the South.

Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96698666643

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.

Special Guests: Winfield Ezell, Jr., founder and CEO of Obsidian Creative Studios(OCS)

Sponsors: Meaningful Movies Port Townsend, Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, QUUF Green Sanctuary Environmental Action Committee, QUUF Social and Environmental Justice Council.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/424585532885960/

Release Year: 2021

Running Time: 89 mins

Director: John Maggio

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