California Fresh Film Series: "Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning"

Thursday, April 5, 2018
6:30 PM


This program is currently full.

[2014, 112 MINUTES, NR)

The Crocker is proud to present four fresh documentaries that share some of the diverse stories and compelling individuals who make up our state. Each screening will be introduced by John Lightfoot of California Humanities, the grant-making nonprofit that helped fund these films through its California Documentary Project. A Q&A with the filmmakers or subjects will follow some screenings.

Presented in honor of Sacramento Photography Month, Grab A Hunk of Lightning tells the story of the passion, vision, and drive that made Dorothea Lange one of the most important photographers of the 20th century. While Lange’s haunting image The Migrant Mother is one of the most recognized photographs in the world, few know the full range of her work or the suffering that drew her to the people she photographed. Grab A Hunk of Lightning is narrated and directed by Lange’s granddaughter, filmmaker Dyanna Taylor, and brings the wide lens of Dorothea's work into full view. This film will be personally introduced by the Project's manager, John Lightfoot, and Dyanna Taylor will be on hand for a post-screening Q&A with the audience.


Thursday, January 4: Real Boy

Thursday, February 1: Romeo is Bleeding

Thursday, March 1: The Return

Thursday, April 5: Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning


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$6 Members
$10 Student/youth
$12 Nonmembers
$18 Member Series Pass

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