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Maya Angelou And Still I Rise (2016)

Maya Angelou and Still I Rise (original title)
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The first feature documentary about the remarkable writer, poet, actress, activist Maya Angelou.
6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cicely Tyson ... Self - Actress
Guy Johnson Guy Johnson ... Self - Maya Angelou's Son
Diahann Carroll ... Self - Actress
Don Martin Don Martin ... Self - Dancer / Opened for Maya Angelou, 1950's
Louise Meriwether Louise Meriwether ... Self - Writer
Nikki Giovanni ... Self - Writer
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Self - Actor (as Lou Gosset Jr.)
Alice Windom Alice Windom ... Self - Friend
Jules Feiffer Jules Feiffer ... Self - Writer / Cartoonist
Robert Loomis Robert Loomis ... Self - May Angelou's Editor
Common ... Self - Hip Hop Artist
John Singleton ... Self - Film Director
Alfre Woodard ... Self - Actress
Hillary Clinton ... Self - Former U.S. Secretary of State
Eugene Redmond Eugene Redmond ... Self - Professor of English Literature
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The first feature documentary about the remarkable writer, poet, actress, activist Maya Angelou.

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An outstanding, full-length biographical documentary on American icon, Maya Angelou.
22 September 2016 | by danielchaceSee all my reviews

This is a definitive film about an American icon. It is beautifully crafted and surprisingly immersive and emotional, touching on themes of race, language, civil rights and creativity among many others. Beyond being an entertaining and comprehensive exploration of a fascinating life, it shall correctly be considered "important," especially for these times. The film was accepted to Cannes, has won multiple festival awards, and deserves Oscar nomination. Not only is it the result of a successful first-time collaboration between Co-Directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack, it is the most ambitious documentary (of many strong ones) produced by Media Process Group. The long creative partnership between Hercules and acclaimed cinematographer Keith Walker is on full display in this big feature doc, anchored by gorgeous interviews with a large cast of notables (including Maya Angelou, Cicely Tyson, Oprah Winfrey, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Quincy Jones, Louis Gossett Jr., and many others) and backed by a thorough array of exceptional archival footage and rare still images. I highly recommend it.


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14 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Maya Angelou: The People's Poet See more »

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