Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Aug 12, 2016 9:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Aug 13, 2016 1:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Aug 13, 2016 6:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Aug 14, 2016 3:45 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Aug 14, 2016 9:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, Aug 15, 2016 9:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, Aug 16, 2016 1:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Aug 17, 2016 3:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Aug 17, 2016 8:45 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Aug 18, 2016 6:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, Sep 20, 2016 6:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Sep 21, 2016 3:00 PM
Film Info
Runtime:114 min
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Bob Hercules, Rita Coburn Whack
Country Listing:2016
Cinema Extra
Featuring:Maya Angelou
Bill Clinton
Hillary Clinton
Common
Lou Gossett Jr.
Oprah Winfrey
Alfre Woodard

Description

Discover the incomparable Maya Angelou with this unforgettable journey through her life and work. From brutally hardscrabble roots in Depression-era South to coordinator for Martin Luther King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference, comrade of Malcolm X and eyewitness to the Watts riots—Angelou’s life has uncannily intersected with some of the most profound moments in American civil rights history. Her first book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, is still an essential volume. As friends from Dr. Angelou’s inner circle, directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack have produced what is shockingly the first feature documentary on the legend’s life, with an incredible cast of interviewees including Bill and Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey, and a treasure trove of archival footage that will delight even those who are not yet converted. There couldn’t be a better time to celebrate this incredible woman, a beacon of wisdom and hope.

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Additional Information

Winner—Audience Award, Best Feature, AFI DOCS 2016