Nov 10-17, 2016

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

CAST: MAYA ANGELOU, HILLARY CLINTON, BILL CLINTON, COMMON, OPRAH WINFREY, ALFRE WOODWARD, CICELY TYSON

Run Time: 114 mins USA Language: English

Synopsis

Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” icon Maya Angelou gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before. Dr. Angelou’s was a prolific life; as a singer, dancer, activist, poet, and writer she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries.

This unprecedented film celebrates Dr. Maya Angelou by weaving her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos, which paint hidden moments of her exuberant life during some of America’s most defining moments. From her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to her inaugural speech for President Bill Clinton, the film takes us on an incredible journey through the life of a true American icon.

What Coburn Whack and Hercules do so well is capture Angelou’s power and elegance…No hagiography, it paints a portrait of a life lived to the full and dedicated to being true to oneself.

— Lanre Bakare, The Guardian

Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” icon Maya Angelou gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before. Dr. Angelou’s was a prolific life; as a singer, dancer, activist, poet, and writer she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries.

This unprecedented film celebrates Dr. Maya Angelou by weaving her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos, which paint hidden moments of her exuberant life during some of America’s most defining moments. From her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to her inaugural speech for President Bill Clinton, the film takes us on an incredible journey through the life of a true American icon.

What Coburn Whack and Hercules do so well is capture Angelou’s power and elegance…No hagiography, it paints a portrait of a life lived to the full and dedicated to being true to oneself.

— Lanre Bakare, The Guardian

Film Details

USA, 2016
DIRECTED BY BOB HERCULES, RITA COBURN WHACK
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY KEITH WALKER
EDITED BY LILLIAN BENSON, DAVID E. SIMPSON
MUSIC BY STEPHEN JAMES TAYLOR
CAST: MAYA ANGELOU, HILLARY CLINTON, BILL CLINTON, COMMON, OPRAH WINFREY, ALFRE WOODWARD, CICELY TYSON
RUNNING TIME: 114 MINS

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