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Gordon Parks Jr. in Half Past Autumn

Half Past Autumn

2000 NR

Known for his cinematic opus Shaft, Gordon Parks was also an accomplished photojournalist who documented the struggles of the Civil Rights movement for Life magazine, as shown in this fascinating portrait that explores the artist's life and work. Park knew no boundaries -- especially when it came to his work -- and in addition to his filmmaking and photography, this genuine Renaissance man was also a poet, a novelist, a musician and a composer.