Sundance: Maya Angelou And Still I Rise
Sundance is coming, and with it, a lot of good surprises. Since 1985 Sundance brings the most original storytellers together with the most adventurous audiences! Dramatic and documentary films, shorts, New Frontier films, installations, performances, panel discussions, and dynamic music events, that is Sundance!
This year will be very special as Maya Angelou’s documentary film will be presented.
“Most people know of Maya Angelou as an incredible poet and writer, but this clip shows a lesser-known part of her life,” said co-directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn-Whack (who was Angelou’s radio producer and is making her directorial debut). “But here she is, shown in the mid-’50s performing as a calypso singer and dancer.”
First she was Miss Calypso.
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise — the first feature documentary about the icon, who died in 2014 explores her many endeavors, including her heyday performing the popular Afro-Caribbean music off-Broadway and in the 1957 film Calypso Heat Wave. Her “grand” and “refined” presence, as described by beautiful actress Diahann Carroll in the first clip from the film, is also captured on her first and only music album.
We can’t wait to see the film at Sundance! Tic tac tic tac!
Sundance Film Festival 2016: Jan 21-31. Park City, Utah, USA.
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