By Dena Burroughs  --  October 12, 2016


For one week only – Oct. 14 to 20, 2016 - the feature documentary entitled MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE will be screening in two theaters in Los Angeles – AMC Norwalk and Laemmle Monica Film Center.

This film is a profound look at Dr. Maya Angelou, one that captures her power, her drive, and her elegance.  With never before seen footage, directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack present her interesting and eclectic journey, even shedding light on some previously untold aspects of her life.  

Dr. Angelou was a creative person; as a singer, dancer, activist, poet, wife, mother, and writer, she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. This film celebrates her by weaving her words with rare archival photographs and videos that paint hidden moments of her 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 speech for President Bill Clinton, the film reveals her as a true American icon.

The documentary also features a series of interviews with friends and family, including Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Common, Alfre Woodard, Cicely Tyson, Quincy Jones, Hillary Clinton, John Singleton and Dr. Angelou’s son, Guy Johnson.

MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE premiered to critical acclaim at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and it won the Audience Award at AFI Docs. Along with the Los Angeles screenings, the documentary will also show in San Francisco at the AMC Van Ness and in New York at AMC Empire 25 on the same dates.

MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE is 114 minutes long. Learn more about it at MayaAngeloufilm.comThis is a link for tickets at AMC Norwalk. This is a link for tickets at Laemmle Monica Film Center.