Child of Giants:
My Journey with Maynard Dixon and Dorothea Lange
97 Minutes / Color and B&W / Widescreen / Not Rated
Includes over 30 minutes of Bonus Features
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“I suppose if one of my children were here discussing their relationship to me they would be able to think of things that were quite horrifying, dreadful, that I did, that I was….”
– Dorothea Lange, from her oral history
DANIEL DIXON is the elder son of two giants of the American art world, photographer DOROTHEA LANGE and painter of the Southwest MAYNARD DIXON.
CHILD OF GIANTS: My Journey with Maynard Dixon and Dorothea Lange is the story of a child who learns that his birthright comes with gifts and curses… the story of every child who must find his own path from under the shadow of formidable parents.
Praise for Child of Giants:
“Genius is readily appreciated on a gallery wall or around a dinner table, but it can be hard going in the role of parent. That’s one lesson learned from Child of Giants, a son’s-eye view of two iconic 20th-century American artists, painter Maynard Dixon and photographer Dorothea Lange. Tom Ropelewski’s docu affords a skillful overview of their work and influence while measuring the toll taken on impressionable young minds they tried to mold in their own image.”
– Daily Variety
“Fascinating… Highly recommended.”
– Video Librarian
“We receive hundreds of films to review but this is the first film to be looked at by this magazine… (the film is) important on many levels, from historical, social and of course art/photography.”
– Silvershotz Magazine
“…immediately pulls the viewer into the world of two great artists from the perspective of their first-born child… While providing an excellent overview of the paintings of Maynard Dixon and the photographs of Dorothea Lange, the family dynamics and social culture of the first half of the 20th century are the true focus… Child of Giants is unique in its quality and broad appeal. Highly recommended.”
– Educational Media Reviews Online