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Film Programs
Louisiana Story

January 12 at 3:30
East Building Auditorium

Produced by the Standard Oil Company when Parks was employed there as a photographer, Robert Flaherty’s iconic documentary feature film Louisiana Story follows midcentury oil extraction alongside the day-to-day life of a young Cajun boy, a witness to that unrelenting expansion. Flaherty’s focus on the lush landscape of Louisiana and on its inhabitants as the “actors” in his film directly influenced Parks’s interest in the power of nonfiction storytelling. (Robert Flaherty, 1948, 79 minutes)

courtesy Photofest

About this Film Series

The Films of Gordon Parks
January 12 – March 8
East Building Auditorium

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Film programs

The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world.

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Related Exhibition

Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950
November 4, 2018 – February 18, 2019
West Building, Ground Floor, Outer Tier

About the Artist

Parks, Gordon
, 1912 - 2006

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