Event

OMCA Film | World Premiere of American Masters—Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 2 pm
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 2:00pm

Thank you! Tickets for this event are now sold out. A very limited number of tickets may become available for purchase right before the event—no guarantees, cash or credit card only, attendee must be on-site to purchase. A line will form at the door for tickets to be purchased.

Join members of Dorothea Lange’s family at the world premiere of the new American Masters documentary Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning at the Oakland Museum of California before the film’s nationwide television premiere on Friday, August 29 on PBS (check local listings for times). Most famous for her celebrated photograph Migrant Mother, Dorothea Lange's enduring images document five turbulent decades of American history, including the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and World War II Japanese American internment camps. Lange’s granddaughter, award-winning cinematographer Dyanna Taylor, directs and narrates this intimate documentary that combines family memories and journals with never-before-seen photos and film footage, exploring the life, passions and uncompromising vision of this influential photographer.

After the film, join a special Q&A with:

  • Dyanna Taylor, the film’s director and narrator and Lange’s granddaughter
  • Elizabeth Partridge, Lange’s goddaughter and biographer, and Imogen Cunningham's granddaughter
  • OMCA Curator of Photography and Visual Culture Drew Johnson

The Q&A will be followed by a book signing in the OMCA Store of the companion volume Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning by Partridge. Attendees may also view a selection of Lange's works from her personal archive—held in OMCA’s collection—in a permanent section in the Museum’s Gallery of California Art.

$20 General, $10 OMCA Members. Tickets are now sold-out. A very limited number of tickets may become available for purchase right before the event—no guarantees, cash or credit card only, attendee must be on-site to purchase. A line will form at the door for tickets to be purchased.

Tickets include admission to the OMCA Galleries, including a permanent exhibition of Lange’s works, admission to the screening and Q&A, and 10% off the Lange biography Grab A Hunk of Lightning in the OMCA Store.

OMCA Members will receive a special code to use when purchasing tickets online in an email. For additional information on Member tickets, or to become an OMCA Member, please visit museumca.org/membership, or contact the Membership office at membership@museumca.org or by calling 510-318-8520.

This screening coincides with current OMCA exhibition Dorothea Lange: California Photographs, on view at the Oakland International Airport through January 4, 2015.