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30 November 2000 (USA) See more »
Plot:
An intimate look at the life and career of Gordon Parks a true Renaissance man who has excelled as a photographer, novelist, journalist, poet, musician and filmmaker. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination See more »
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Excellent; it makes me wonder what are all of our roles in this world, how we individually see the world and how do we collectively express this in our ongoing, daily lives? See more (3 total) »

Cast

 

Avery Brooks ... Solomon Northrup (archive footage)
Flavio da Silva ... Himself

Nelson George ... Himself
Coretta Scott King ... Herself (archive footage)

Roger E. Mosley ... Huddie Ledbetter (archive footage)

Ron O'Neal ... Youngblood Priest (archive footage)
Gordon Parks Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)

Gordon Parks ... Himself
Toni Parks-Parsons ... Herself

Russell Simmons ... Himself
Gloria Vanderbilt ... Herself

Alfre Woodard ... Narrator
Malcolm X ... Himself (archive footage)
Samuel F. Yette ... Himself
Kyle Johnson ... Newt Winger (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Craig Laurence Rice 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lou Potter 

Produced by
St. Claire Bourne .... producer
Cecil Cox .... executive producer
Jacqueline Glover .... supervising producer (as Jackie Glover)
Lisa Heller .... supervising producer
Robin Hickman .... producer
Bruce Nalepinski .... line producer
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer
Craig Laurence Rice .... executive producer
Denzel Washington .... producer
Anita Womack .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Henry Adebonojo 
Greg Andracke 
Brian Sewell 
 
Film Editing by
Samuel D. Pollard  (as Sam Pollard)
 
Sound Department
Paul Furedi .... supervising sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Hardmon .... assistant camera
Hiro Narita .... additional photographer
 
Editorial Department
Thomas Haslow .... post-production assistant
K.A. Miille .... associate editor (as K.A. Chisholm)
 
Music Department
Mario Sprouse .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Bill Chase .... production executive
Ava DuVernay .... publicity consultant
Jenna Fioro .... production assistant
Peter W. Kunhardt .... creative consultant
 

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91 min
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References Flavio (1964)See more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Excellent; it makes me wonder what are all of our roles in this world, how we individually see the world and how do we collectively express this in our ongoing, daily lives?, 22 February 2001
Author: Catherine Todd (ctodd1000@gmail.com) from Oxford, North Carolina, USA

Excellent biography; wish I could buy it. More than that, I wish I could have lived it.Thanks to Denzel Washington & HBO for bringing it to the screen, and to Mr. Gordon Parks for living it.

Gordon brought out many questions about life, race, poverty, social roles and "cures" for societies "ills" that I have often wondered about, particularly in the areas of race relations and poverty. I have attempted, in my small way, to make changes where I live, but Parks has achieved on a grand scale what I had wished to achieve here. He has done it with beauty, grace and flair. I too lived in Paris, France, the happiest years of my life, and wish I could have found out more about Mr. Park's life and times there, along with his marriages and children. He was "always gone" (on location, working), and the children seemed to have accepted that, but what was it truly like for them, and their mothers, "waiting at home?" I stayed home for most of my life, taking care of my family while "Dreaming of Africa" and far away places... and missed out on so many "adventures" Mr. Parks had. He was able to show the world a real perspective on how other people live, via his work with Life Magazine, and through his paintings, pictures, music and films, and perhaps "make a difference" in the world by the production and promotion of this new and different "sight" at the time.

"Why are all these people rioting?" asked one man during the 1960's Civil Rights demonstrations, and his photos helped explain WHY. There was no longer any doubt in many people's minds for the need for CHANGE. I have lived what now, after seeing this film, what seems to be such a small life; it makes me wonder in return. I hope Gordon's vision has enabled us all to see the world more clearly and to come to terms with this world and our place in it. Thank you Denzel and Gordon for bringing this story to the screen. How do we all fit into this world, what is our place, and what is our role? These thoughts are with me still. Sincerely, Catherine Todd

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