855 Linden Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013

ART FILM - And Still I Rise

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
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“Nothing will work unless you do.”

This is the award winning, first-ever documentary on Dr. Maya Angelou – Author and Pulitzer Prize nominee (“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”), Civil Rights Activist, Teacher, Poet (04/04/28 – 05/28/14).

Showing at The Alcazar Theater located at 4916 Carpinteria Avenue. Hosted by the Carpinteria Arts Center. Suggested donation: $5.

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"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope."


Film description from the official site, http://mayaangeloufilm.com.

The film presents her incredible journey, shedding light on the untold aspects of her life with remarkable unmatched access.   This intimate and personal portrait of Dr. Maya Angelou’s life is a touching and moving tribute to her legacy.

Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” 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 weaves 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 poem for President Bill Clinton, the film takes us on an incredible journey through the life of a true American icon.

The film also features a remarkable series of interviews with friends and family including President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Common, Alfre Woodard, Cicely Tyson, Quincy Jones, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, John Singleton and Dr. Angelou’s son, Guy Johnson.

The film premiered to critical acclaim at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.  It won the Audience Award at AFI Docs and was featured at notable fests worldwide including Full Frame, Sheffield Docs, Boulder Film Fest, and Riverrun, winning 9 awards on 3 continents. 

The film is a co-production of The People Poet Media Group, LLC, American Masters Pictures, and ITVS in association with Artemis Rising.

FUNDING FOR MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE PROVIDED BY: Ford Foundation/JUST FILMS • IDP Foundation • National Endowment for the Arts • National Black Programming Consortium • Corporation for Public Broadcasting • Loida & Leslie Lewis • Michael Metelits

Directed by Bob Hercules, Rita Coburn Whack.