From the director of the acclaimed The life and Times of Hank Greenberg, this documentary profiles Chicago philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, the son of a peddler who rose to head Sears and partnered to build housing and recreational facilities for African Americans during the Jim Crow era. The Rosenwald Fund supported great artists like Marian Anderson, Woody Guthrie, Langston Hughes, and Gordon Parks. civil rights leader Julian Bond, columnist Clarence Page, and poet Maya Angelou are among those interviewed.
“Rosenwald” used to be a name to conjure with, but no more, and that is a shame this vivid, engaging documentary attempts to do something about. In the early years of …
(US, 2015) 95 minutes, not rated
Director: Aviva Kempner
Where: Flint Institute of Art
When: May 16, 2016 Monday
Time: 7:00 PM