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Screening and Discussion: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Grab A Hunk of Lightning, a film narrated and directed by Dorothea Lange’s granddaughter, award-winning filmmaker Dyanna Taylor, tells the compelling story of the passion, vision, and drive that made Lange one of the most important documentary photographers of the 20th century.  While Lange’s haunting image The Migrant Mother is one of the most recognized photographs in the world, few know the full range and depth of Lange’s work or the suffering and sensitivity that drew her to empathize with the people she photographed. Grab A Hunk of Lightning brings the wide scope of Lange’s work and sensibility to the screen. Run time: 110 minutes. Community Room

Director Dyanna Taylor will take part in a post-screening Q&A via Skype.





Part of Migrations: A Princeton Community Collaboration. Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University Art Museum.




This program is presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


March 19
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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