In his final film as director, Parks turned the camera upon himself and created a deeply personal and remarkably poetic self-portrait, blending his striking photographs, musical compositions, and personal reminiscences performed by a trio of esteemed actors: Avery Brooks, Roscoe Lee Browne, and Joe Seneca. Restored from the original camera negatives, MOMENTS WITHOUT PROPER NAMES offers a penetrating gaze into the life and mind of one of the 20th Century’s most celebrated artists.
Preceded by FLAVIO, Parks's short film about a young boy from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, who Parks photographed for Life Magazine (1964, 12 min.)
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