The Falmouth Art Center and the Woods Hole Film Festival Present an Art Film Documentary Series: “Outside Looking In”
This series includes six independent feature documentary films programmed by the Woods Hole Film Festival and presented in conjunction with the Falmouth Art Center. The series will be held monthly with the date to be announced in advance. Screenings are held at the Falmouth Art Center, 137 Gifford Street, Falmouth, Massachusetts.
Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 pm:
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack
2016 | USA | 114 min
Tickets: $12.00 – $14.00
ABOUT THE FILM: The first documentary about the iconic writer, poet, performer and activist who overcame racism and devastating abuse to become one of our culture’s greatest voices. Rare footage and photos unveil an intimate and often unknown view of her public and personal life with the power of her own words. 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.