maya angelou And Still I Rise

 

Thursday, August 4 - The Tabernacle, Oak Bluffs
7:00 PM

Discussion to follow with directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack

TICKETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR A SPECIAL FUNDRAISING EVENT
WITH BOB HERCULES AND RITA COBURN WHACK BEFORE THE SCREENING.

 Dirs. Bob Hurcules and Rita Coburn Whack l Documentary | U.S.A. | 2016 | 112 min.

Called “a redwood tree, with deep, deep roots in American culture,” Maya Angelou was an icon who gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet, and writer she inspired generations with lyrical, modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. This film reveals the private side of her exuberant life and reflects the indomitable spirit of a woman who was determined to fight for, and live in accordance with, her philosophies.

“No hagiography, it paints a portrait of a life lived to the full and dedicated to being true to oneself.” – Lanre Bakare, The Guardian

“It's Angelou's voice that matters here, and the doc captures it.” – David D’Arcy, Screen International
 

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