On Thursday, November 3, The Little Theatre and Community Darkroom will present "Positive Negatives," a documentary about photographer David Johnson, Ansel Adams' first African-American student at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Johnson's work recorded Fillmore Street jazz clubs in San Francisco during the 1940's, 50's, and 60's and the civil-rights movement in San Francisco, the NAACP registration drives, and the march on Washington. His subjects include important civil-rights leaders, Langston Hughes, and musical icons.
The film will screen at 7:30 p.m. and tickets cost $12 ($8 for members). A talkback with Johnson himself will immediately follow the screening. For more information, call 258-0444, or visit thelittle.org.
On Friday, November 4, the Community Darkroom Galleries at Genesee Center for the Arts & Education (713 Monroe Ave., geneseearts.com) will host an opening of "The Photography of David Johnson," and you can meet the artist in person at the 7 p.m. reception, which is free to attend, and will feature music by Paradigm Shift.