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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Presented by MNFF Selects

Thursday, October 20 at 7 PM 

114m Documentary 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FULL SERIES BELOW…

Thu Oct 20, 2022

7:00 PM

Seven films in the Series:

Series Pass: $90

Individual Ticket: 

Advance $14; Walk-up $16

Includes $2 fee

Never before screened in Vermont, MNFF Selects is proud to present its premiere on Thursday, October 20 at 7pm at Town Hall Theater.

Winner of a 2017 Peabody Award, this evocative documentary from directors Rita Coburn and Bob Hercules is the first feature film to be made about the incomparable Maya Angelou, the singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer who inspired generations with modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. The film presents her incredible journey, shedding light on the untold aspects of her prolific life with remarkable unmatched access.
 
In weaving Dr. Angelou’s words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos, we are offered many hidden moments of her singular 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 heralded poem, “On the Pulse of Morning” for President Bill Clinton’s first inauguration, the film delivers a memorable portrait of a true American icon.
 
The film also features an outstanding series of interviews with friends and family including President Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Common, Alfre Woodard, Cicely Tyson, Quincy Jones, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, John Singleton and Dr. Angelou’s son, Guy Johnson.
 

Trailer:

MNFF Selects presents

Larger Than Life Series:

featuring seven films about headlining individuals whose cultural presence was deeply felt.

This season we will explore the likes of Yogi Barra, Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Vonnegut, Leonard Cohen and more through the following films:

  • Bernstein’s Wall [Leonard Bernstein]

  • It Ain’t Over [Yogi Berra]

  • Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time [Kurt Vonnegut]

  • Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am [Toni Morrison]

  • Ted K [Ted Kaczynski]

  • Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song [Leonard Cohen]

 

Dates and times for the remaining films to be announced shortly.

Town Hall Theater

68 South Pleasant Street

Middlebury, VT 05753

The Box Office is also open one hour prior to performances.

MNFF Select Series Presents Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

  • Thu Oct 20, 2022 – 7:00 PM

Series Pass: $90

Single Tickets:

Advance  $14
Walk-Up $16

Includes $2 Fee

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