This is the first feature length documentary film about the late Dr. Maya Angelou, the iconic writer, poet, performer and civil rights activist who overcame racism and devastating abuse to become a powerful cultural voice in the United States and beyond. Dr. Angelou inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries and gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before. This unprecedented film celebrates Dr. Angelou by weaving her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos, which paint a portrait of her exuberant life during some of America’s most defining moments. The film also features a remarkable series of interviews with friends and family including former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Common, Alfre Woodard, Cicely Tyson, Quincy Jones, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, John Singleton and Dr. Angelou’s son, Guy Johnson.
Winner, Best Documentary, Boulder and Fort Myers Film Festivals
“A portrait of a life lived to the full and dedicated to being true to oneself.” – The Guardian
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at BUEI’s Oceans gift shop, or by calling 294-0204.
Photo by Wayne Miller, Magnum