"When I decided to speak, I had a lot to say." Maya Angelou ( From the film)
You Can't See, Read Or Listen Enough To The Incomparable Maya Angelou. This First Film Ever Made About Her Is An Intimate And Captivating Portrait Of A Life Fully Lived, From Her Early Career As A Singer And Dancer, To Her Activism And Writing. Inspiration Guaranteed.
This is the first film to be made about the incomparable Maya Angelou. It is an intimate and personal look at a prolific life; footage of her singing and acting will be eye-opening for those who know her only as a writer. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer she inspired generations. This unprecedented film weaves her words together with rare archival photographs and videos, in a portrait of an exuberant 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 inaugural poem for President Bill Clinton. The film premiered to critical acclaim at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and is a fitting tribute to a true icon.
2016 SUNDANCE, SEATTLE, SHEFFIELD DOC
Bob Hercules is an independent filmmaker who did his M.A on film and television production at the University of Michigan. His recent films include Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance (2012) and A Good Man (2011). His short film The Democratic Promise (1999) won Special Jury Award at the USA Film Festival. Rita Coburn Whack holds a B.A in Communications with a Journalism Minor from Northwestern University. She opened her own production company RCW Media Productions, Inc. in 2010. Maya Angelou And Still I Rise (2016) is her first feature film as director.