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Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise


Southern Circuit Logo Southern Circuit brings the best of independent film to communities across the South. Distinctly referred to as "a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture," icon 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 celebrates Dr. Angelou by weaving 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. 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 Hillary Clinton, John Singleton, and Dr. Angelou's son, Guy Johnson.

Explicit Content: Mild profanity.

This film is feature-length and will be shown in-full, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

For a film synopsis and trailer for the film, please visit www.southarts.org/touring-arts/southern-circuit/2016-17-tour-schedule/maya-angelou-and-still-i-rise.
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