Post-screening virtual Q&A with directors Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson on Thursday, November 30, 8:15 p.m.
"A raw, sensitive, and lyrical portrait of its subject." - Sheri Flanders, Chicago Reader
"The bold resistance that makes Giovanni an engaging subject, ironically renders her cinematically enigmatic too." - Robert Daniels, Indiewire
"An eloquent and engaging portrait." - Lisa Kennedy, Variety
Winner of the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, this magnetic portrait explores the poet and activist Nikki Giovanni’s Afrofuturist-feminist philosophical outlook as well as her poignant relationship with her family, her political audacity, and her poetic eloquence, all knit together with a constant eye and ear for its subject’s own aesthetic verve. As she approaches 80, Giovanni looks back at a personal life and history cast in the long shadow of American racism, and forward to hopeful, possible futures. Film Center exclusive. Post-screening virtual Q&A with directors Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson on Thursday, November 30, 8:15 p.m.
Awards & Nominations
Winner - Grand Jury Prize, Documentary, Sundance
Winner - Best Documentary Film, Seattle Queer Film Festival
Winner - Best Feature Documentary, Blackstar Film Festival
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