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MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE
THURSDAY, October 20
Dreamland FILM & PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, MAIN THEATER
DIRECTORS: Bob Hercules & Rita Coburn Whack
114 MIN / USA / Color / 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Sundance Film Festival (2016)
WINNER: Audience Award – AFI Docs (2016)
As a singer, dancer, activist, poet, and writer, Dr. Maya Angelou inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. This unprecedented documentary weaves Angelou’s words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos, painting hidden moments of her exuberant life during some of America’s most defining moments and taking us on an incredible journey through the life of a true American icon. Featuring interviews with Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Cicely Tyson, Quincy Jones, and Secretary Hillary Clinton.