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CHOICE Cinema Series: In the Footsteps of Gordon Parks – Half Past Autumn

May 7, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm



SoulTouch Productions and Landmark Center, in partnership with Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF), present “CHOICE Cinema Series: In the Footsteps of Gordon Parks”, a screening of films by legendary artist Gordon Parks. The selection of films includes Half Past Autumn at 1 pm on Saturday, May 7; The Learning Tree at 3 pm on Sunday, May 8; and Leadbelly at 7 pm on Friday, May 13 in Landmark Center’s F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium.

Each screening will be followed by conversations with special guests from the Black community of filmmakers to examine the themes of the films and how they are relevant in the Black community today.

Half Past Autumn is 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.  Special VIP guests for the post-film discussion include Director Craig Rice and Producer Robin Hickman-Winfield. Craig Rice is an award-winning producer and director who is nationally recognized for his distinguished career in music video, commercial, television, and film industry. Robin Hickman-Winfield is the Executive Producer and CEO of SoulTouch Productions. Hickman-Winfield is the great niece of Gordon Parks and is honoring her great uncle’s legacy with the “CHOICE Cinema Series: In the Footsteps of Gordon Parks.”

About Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks’ films are recognized for their cultural significance and present positive and powerful media representation of young Black men. Parks used his camera as his “weapon” of choice to fight poverty and racism. His work not only gave the rest of the world a glimpse into the life of a person of color, but offered hope, choice, opportunity, and a platform to many in the Black community. As a nationally recognized photographer, musician, writer, and film director, Gordon Parks’ influence has extended through multiple generations and throughout our nation, beginning in St. Paul with his skill in photography.

This series honors Gordon Parks’ legacy, his choice to use film and photography to portray the Black experience and be a catalyst for societal change. It will feature themes that remain relevant today, including mass incarceration, racism, and coming of age. For many in the Black community, it will be an opportunity to feature stories and narratives not often seen or represented in the mainstream, while for non-Black communities, it will further the understanding of the Black experience, break down barriers and stereotypes, and provide a fuller context to Parks’ work.

“Choice Cinema Series: In the Footsteps of Gordon Parks” is supported by the Saint Paul Cultural STAR Program. For more information on the series, visit the CHOICE Cinema page on landmarkcenter.org or call 651.292.3063.


May 7, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Landmark Center


F. K. Weyerhaeuser Aud. – Landmark Center
75 5th St. W.
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
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