Maya Angelou And Still I Rise (USA) 114 min.

Sunday 4/17 @ 12:00 PM in Cinemark 1

This celebration of the exuberant author/poetess Maya Angelou weaves her words with rare archival photographs and videos taken during some of America’s most defining civil rights moments. From her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her swinging soirees with Malcolm X in Ghana to her inaugural speech for President Bill Clinton, Dr. Angelou’s indelible charm and quick wit make it clear why she is beloved and revered.

“Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise is the first documentary about Dr. Maya Angelou. As friends from Dr. Angelou’s inner circle, we have been granted remarkable and unmatched access to Dr. Angelou’s life. Dr. Angelou has become a global symbol of peace, humility, and freedom–– but parts of her story are not well known. The Maya Angelou Documentary reflects on how the events of history, culture, and the arts shaped Dr. Angelou’s life and how she, in turn, helped shape our own worldview through her autobiographical literature and activism. We hope to shed light on the untold aspects of her life and to educate audiences about her story.” 

Sponsored by Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Family FoundationÂ