United States 2014, 115 min, English, Hebrew subtitles

Dorothea Lange changed the way so many people view the world. This film is permeated with the humanity and sense of social responsibility that motivated her photography. Lange was seven when she contracted polio. Her mother warned her then that she should hide her limp so that she could find a husband. She went on to find more than one, and captured the hearts of bohemian America before she set out to the fields, the small towns, the gold prospectors’ and miners’ encampments, during the Great Depression. She put a face on America’s marginalized men, women and children when she listened to and photographed the desperate migrants who made their way west, the farmers crushed by industrialization, and the Japanese Americans interred in WWII-era California detention camps. In this film, Lange’s granddaughter documents her in the last days before her death, as she plans a retrospective exhibit of her work at the MoMA, a retrospective in which even the political was personal and intimate.

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  • Fri 08.05 12:00 Cinemateque 2
  • Wed 13.05 17:15 Cinemateque 4
  • Thu 14.05 14:45 Cinemateque 3

Filmmakers

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Director, Script & Cinematography: Dyanna Taylor
Production: Dyanna Taylor, Roberta Grossman
Production Company: Raven Rouge, Inc.
Editing: David Leach
World Sales: Tracy Beckett, PBS Distribution (tabeckett@pbs.org)