About this film

Known for widening the view of Black American life through his photography and the helming of films such as the original “Shaft,” Gordon Parks was one of America’s most trailblazing artists. “A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks” explores the power of images in advancing racial, economic, and social equality — and the generation of young photographers, filmmakers and activists Parks inspired. Film critic Robert Daniels called it a “fascinating documentary” that “lays out the importance of Parks’ work in changing hearts and minds and cultures.” Michigan premiere.

At-home viewing: This film is available for streaming in Michigan only.

After the film

Detroit photographer Brian Day talks with Khary Mason, artist, educator and retired Detroit Police homicide detective; Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press staff photographer; and Rashaun Rucker, artist and former Free Press photo editor.
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WHEN + WHERE

Sept. 25, 2021
7:30 p.m.
Cinema Detroit

Sept. 26, 2021
3:00 p.m.
Emagine Birmingham 8

VIRTUAL
Sept. 22-29, 2021

FILM CREDITS

Director:
John Maggio
 

Cinematographer:
Joe Arcidiacono, Clair Popkin
 

Editor:
Richard Lowe
 

Co-Editor:
Edgardo Cervano-Soto 
 

Composer:
Gary Lionelli
 

Producer:
John Maggio, Monica Berra, Richard Lowe, George Kunhardt, Teddy Kunhardt, Matthew Henderson
 

Year:
2021
 

Runtime:
1 hour, 29 minutes
 

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