Child of Giants Documentary DVD
Daniel Rhodes Dixon
As a child, Daniel Dixon, the son of iconic photographer Dorothea Lange and visionary Southwestern painter Maynard Dixon, came to recognize his parents’ extraordinary gifts, but his view of them changed dramatically during the Depression when he and his younger brother John were 'farmed out' to a series of foster homes, never knowing when they might see their parents again.
While telling the story of two of this country's most original and maverick artists from a uniquely personal perspective, CHILD OF GIANTS is also 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 in life from under the shadow of formidable parents. CHILD OF GIANTS features rare and never-before-seen photographs from the private collection of members of the Dixon-Lange family and from the Oakland Museum of California’s Dorothea Lange Archive. CHILD OF GIANTS also includes candid commentary from many members of Dixon and Lange’s extended family, including screenwriter Leslie Dixon (MRS. DOUBTFIRE, HAIRSPRAY), as well as renowned Bay Area photographers Rondal Partridge and Christina Gardner, both of whom recount tales of being in the field with Dorothea Lange during some of her most significant assignments. TOM ROPELEWSKI (PRODUCER/DIRECTOR) has written and directed for film and television. His credits include "Loverboy", "Madhouse", "Look Who's Talking Now" and "The Next Best Thing". CHILD OF GIANTS is his first documentary. He is married to screenwriter LESLIE DIXON ("Mrs. Doubtfire", "Hairspray"), granddaughter of Maynard Dixon and Dorothea Lange.