Maya Angelou and Still I Rise (2016)

Biography, Documentary, History

mayaangelouasir_2016-posterDirector: Bob Hercules, Rita Coburn Whack

Writer(s): NA

Starring: Maya Angelou, Cicely Tyson, Guy Johnson, Diahann Carroll, Don Martin, Louise Meriwether, Nikki Giovanni, Louis Gossett Jr., Alice Windom, Jules Feiffer, Robert Loomis, Common, John Singleton, Alfre Woodard, Hillary Clinton, Eugene Redmond, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton, Valerie Simpson, Quincy Jones, Jordan Yusef, Amari Davis, Hal Whack, Rita Coburn Whack,James Baldwin, B.B. King

Synopsis: Co-directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack present a lovingly crafted and comprehensive portrait of the esteemed Dr. Maya Angelou. The story is told by Angelou herself, along with a cast of contemporaries from her careers as actress, writer, poet and activist. In chronicling Angelou’s life from her youth in the Depression-era South through her rise to international prominence, the film is a vital document about the importance of grace, dignity and the quest for peace. — Chad Eberle READ REVIEW

Release Date: October 14, 2016 (USA) | Length: 114 min | Genre: Biography, History | MPAA Rating: NR

Note: Actual release was in January 2016 but ARC Entertainment picked up the film and has set a October 14, 2016 limited theatrical release in the USA.