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2015 Wine Country Film Festival

Dorothea Lange – Grab a Hunk of Lightning

Directed by Dyanna Taylor

USA / 2014 / Biography, Documentary, History / 90 mins / English

Dorothea Lange – Grab a Hunk of Lightning

Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
September 21, 2015 6:00 pm

Description

Explore, through her granddaughter’s eyes, the life story of Dorothea Lange, the photographer who captured the iconic image “Migrant Mother”.
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Never-seen-before photos, many taken here in the Wine Country, film footage, interviews, family memories, and journals reveal the artist who challenged America to know itself.
  Lange’s enduring images document five turbulent decades of American history, including the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, World War II Japanese American Internment camps, and early environmentalism. Yet few know the story, struggles, and profound body of work of the woman behind the camera.
Award winning cinematographer Dyanna Taylor, brought up in the Bay Area and Lange’s granddaughter, directs and narrates this intimate documentary as it explores Lange’s life, probes the nature of her muses – two great men and the camera itself – and her uncompromising vision.
Taylor, who learned to see the visual world at her grandmother’s feet, weaves Lange’s preparations for her career retrospective at New York’s MoMA into a universal story of a woman’s struggle to live a creative life.
IN PERSON – Director Dyanna Taylor

Dates & Times

Dorothea Lange – Grab a Hunk of Lightning

Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
September 21, 2015 6:00 pm