Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

2016, Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack, USA, 114 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Sep 16th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Sep 16th 6:00pm
  • Fri, Sep 16th 8:15pm
  • Sat, Sep 17th 1:00pm
  • Sat, Sep 17th 5:15pm
  • Sun, Sep 18th 3:00pm
  • Sun, Sep 18th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Sep 19th 6:00pm
  • Mon, Sep 19th 8:15pm
  • Tue, Sep 20th 7:45pm
  • Wed, Sep 21st 6:00pm
  • Thu, Sep 22nd 6:00pm
  • Thu, Sep 22nd 8:15pm
  • Fri, Sep 23rd 6:00pm
  • Fri, Sep 23rd 8:15pm
  • Sat, Sep 24th 5:00pm
  • Sat, Sep 24th 8:00pm
  • Sun, Sep 25th 3:00pm
  • Sun, Sep 25th 7:30pm
  • Mon, Sep 26th 8:15pm
  • Tue, Sep 27th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Sep 28th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Sep 28th 8:15pm
  • Thu, Sep 29th 8:15pm
U.S. theatrical premiere! Filmmakers in person!

"What Coburn Whack and Hercules do so well is capture Angelou's power and elegance...No hagiography, it paints a portrait of a life lived to the full and dedicated to being true to oneself." — Lanre Bakare, The Guardian

"The African-American icon’s richly textured and often traumatic story is unpacked in this near-definitive documentary." — Ed Gibbs, Little White Lies


This film will return November 11 - 17.

The remarkable, daring, and iconic life of poet, writer, and activist Maya Angelou unfolds in this in-depth portrait, which includes a substantial element of storytelling by the artist herself. Angelou brings the resonant cadences of poetry to narrating an entrancing chronicle of a youth shaped by family upheaval, the racism of a small Arkansas town, and early motherhood, as eventually detailed in her first book "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." Rare footage traces her varied pre-writing career as a nightclub dancer, singer, and star known as “Miss Calypso,” her courage as a political activist, and her transformative friendships with figures including James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X. Interviews include Oprah Winfrey, Common, Alfre Woodard, Cicely Tyson, Quincy Jones, and Angelou’s son Guy Johnson. DCP digital. (BS)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 at 8:15 PM: Co-directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack and director of photography Keith Walker will be present for audience discussion.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 at 5:15 PM: Co-directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack and director of photography Keith Walker will be present for audience discussion.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 at 5:15 PM: Co-director Rita Coburn Whack will be present for audience discussion.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 at 8:15 PM: Co-director Rita Coburn Whack will be present for audience discussion.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 at 6:00 PM: This screening is a Movie Club event facilitated by Raymond Lambert, the documentary's executive producer.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 at 6:00 PM: Director of photography Keith Walker will introduce the screening.

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