february, 2022

sun06feb2:00 pm4:00 pmFilm Screening: A Choice of WeaponsAT OMA2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Oceanside Museum Of Art

704 Pier View Way

Event Details

“I might have turned to the gun or the knife, but by then I had chosen the camera.” – Gordon Parks

Join us in-person at Oceanside Museum of Art for a free community screening of the film A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks (99 minutes). Presented in partnership with Oceanside Public Library and the North County African American Women’s Association, the film explores the power of images in advancing racial, economic, and social equality as seen through the lens of Gordon Parks, one of America's most trailblazing artists, and the generation of young photographers, filmmakers, and activists he inspired. From the 1940s through the 2000s, Parks' bold and revealing body of work captured the intersections of art, race, class and politics across the United States, documenting civil rights and social justice as part of the everyday experience. Free copies of the book A Choice of Weapons by Gordon Parks will be given away by Oceanside Public Library while supplies last.
A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks is a co-production of Kunhardt Films and HBO. Film for this screening provided by Kunhardt Film Foundation.
Due to an overwhelming response, we are currently at full capacity for this event. However, we are actively exploring the option of a dual screening. To learn more, please join our Waitlist.

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