BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez
2015, Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater, and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon, USA, 90 min.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 11
The 6:15 PM screening is a Movie Club Event. Join us for a post-screening conversation and a complimentary cocktail at Virgin Hotels Chicago, 203 N. Wabash. Movie ticket required for entry.
- Tue, Aug 11th 6:15pm
- Wed, Aug 12th 8:15pm
Maya Angelou said, “Sonia Sanchez is a lion in literature’s forest. When she writes, she roars.” The prodigious Sanchez has been on the front lines of art and activism for over 50 years--teaching, writing, performing, protesting. She was a pioneer of the Black Arts Movement, fought to found the first Black Studies program, and, with her street-wise poetry, exerted a widely acknowledged influence on the hip hop and spoken word movements. This full-access documentary portrait captures the breadth of Sanchez’s rich and often unsettled life, while her verse is revered and recited by such admirers as Nikki Giovanni, Ruby Dee, Talib Kweli, Byronn Bain, and Questlove. DCP digital. (MR)
AUGUST 11: Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti, award-winning poet, leader of the Black Arts Movement, and long-time friend of Sonia Sanchez, will be present for audience discussion at the Tuesday screening. The Tuesday screening is a Movie Club event, facilitated by WBEZ91.5 host and media personality Richard Steele.