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Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (2000)

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.

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Craig Laurence Rice (as Craig Rice)

Writer:

Lou Potter
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Philip Brookman Philip Brookman ... Himself - Curator - Corcoran Gallery of Art
Avery Brooks ... Solomon Northrup (archive footage)
Flavio da Silva Flavio da Silva ... Himself
Nelson George ... Himself - Author
Isaac Hayes ... Himself - Composer / Singer
Coretta Scott King ... Herself (archive footage)
Philip Kunhardt Jr. Philip Kunhardt Jr. ... Himself - Former LIFE Editor (as Philip B. Kunhardt Jr.)
Malcolm X ... Himself (archive footage)
Kermit Moore Kermit Moore ... Himself - Cellist
Roger E. Mosley ... Huddie Ledbetter (archive footage)
Ron O'Neal ... Youngblood Priest (archive footage)
Gordon Parks Jr. Gordon Parks Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)
Gordon Parks ... Himself
Toni Parks-Parsons Toni Parks-Parsons ... Herself
Russell Simmons ... Himself - Chairman - Rush Communications
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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.

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Language:

English

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30 November 2000 (USA) See more »

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A Life of Accomplishment
8 July 2007 | by aa4353See all my reviews

This is story that should inspire everyone. Parks was truly an artist of the highest caliber. Most would say he was a renaissance man which is maybe a cliché in today's world. He let the camera capture the real America of his time; he was a pioneer as an African American filmmaker; he was a musician, painterand writer. Artistic talent at its best. While all of this took its toll on his personal relationships, the documentary seems to support that he loved his children and supported them in their endeavors. His Kansas roots certainly did not project the success he was to have throughout his life. We were privileged to have had him for so many years.


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