Landmark Center Fri, May 13, 2022 7:00 PM
The Main 2 Sat, May 14, 2022 1:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$5.00
Film Info
Festival Programs:Luminaries Tribute
Black Perspectives
Release Year:1976
Runtime:126 min
Director:Gordon Parks
Executive Producer:David Frost
Jack Grossberg
Producer:Marc Merson
Cinematographer:Bruce Surtees
Screenwriter:Ernest Kinoy
Editor:Moe Howard
Composer:Fred Karlin
Principal Cast:Roger E. Mosley
Paul Benjamin
Madge Sinclair
Art Evans


Post-film discussion featuring actor Art Evans and veteran filmmaker Kokayi Ampah.

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5/14 showing is at The Main.

Roger E. Mosley is brilliant as blues singer Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter in Gordon Parks’ criminally underrated Leadbelly. This tough-as-nails biopic celebrates Leadbelly as it condemns America’s treatment of Black artists. “[O]ne of the best biographies of a musician I've ever seen.” –Roger Ebert

Director Biography

Gordon Parks

When speaking of Gordon Parks, one could easily write an entire biography on his work as a pioneering Black photographer working with the New Deal government; or on his fiction, non-fiction and poetry, including The Learning Tree; or on his music, including the scores for his own movies; or on his editorial work or his oil paintings.

Photo Courtesy The Gordon Parks Foundation