The first documentary about the late poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou will roll out in select theaters across the country this month after a successful one-theater run in Chicago. Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, from directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack, will now open in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco on October 14 via American Masters Pictures. Watch the trailer above.
Angelou’s story is told through home movies, footage, archival photos and videos and through her own narration. The film, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, won the Audience Award at the AFI Docs. It features interviews with Cicely Tyson, Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, Alfre Woodard, Common, John Singleton, Angelou’s son Guy Johnson, President Bill Clinton and Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. The docu’s title is taken from Angelou’s third volume of poetry and the name of one of her most inspirational poems.
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