maya angelou And Still I Rise
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - The Tabernacle, Oak Bluffs
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
Thank you to the screening sponsors