Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Monday, August 18th, 2014: New film about Dorothea Lange

Photographer Dorothea Lange

Filmmaker Dyanna Taylor discusses her new film about her grandmother, photographer Dorothea Lange. Grab a Hunk of Lightning documents Lange's preparation for a one-woman show at the New York Museum of Modern Art. Lange, who helped the nation see poverty, is one of the best-known photographers of her generation.

This beautiful film premieres at the Oakland Museum in Oakland on Saturday, August 23 at 2 PM, and airs on "American Masters" on August 29th at 9 PM (check local PBS listings).

Check out the PBS site that features film excerpts, outtakes and additional information on Lange:

Grab a Hunk of Lightning will stream for free at the above link after the Aug. 29 broadcast premiere.

Listen now or Get MP3. 21:11 min.

Listen to entire show at the KPFA archives. 59:50 min.

Also on today's show:
Paula Giddings on Ida B. Wells

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