“Still I Rise: Maya Angelou” Movie Screening

CelebratingMaya@96 Presents a Screening of "Still I Rise: Maya Angelou"

CelebratingMaya@96 is thrilled to announce a special screening event of the award-winning documentary “Still I Rise: Maya Angelou,” produced by Rita Coburn. The event will take place on Friday, April 19, 2024, at the prestigious Ron Robinson Theatre, commencing at 6 p.m.

“Still I Rise: Maya Angelou” stands as one of PBS’s most acclaimed films, offering an intimate portrait of the iconic poet, author, and activist Maya Angelou. Through captivating storytelling and rare archival footage, the documentary illuminates the remarkable life and enduring legacy of Maya Angelou, celebrating her indomitable spirit and unwavering commitment to truth, justice, and creativity.

The Benefit Screening holds special significance as it coincides with what would have been Maya Angelou’s 96th birthday. In honor of her extraordinary contributions to literature, civil rights, and the arts, CelebratingMaya@96 is proud to host this commemorative event, inviting audiences to reflect on Angelou’s profound impact and timeless wisdom.

In addition to the screening, the evening will feature performances by talented local youth poets and artists, paying homage to Maya Angelou’s passion for nurturing young voices and fostering artistic expression.

Tickets for the Benefit Screening are free of charge and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the magic of Maya Angelou’s story on the big screen and celebrate her remarkable legacy with the community.

For more information and to reserve your tickets, please visit our Eventbrite.

About CelebratingMaya@96: CelebratingMaya@96 is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Maya Angelou and ensuring that her words and wisdom continue to inspire generations to come. Through events, educational initiatives, and community outreach, CelebratingMaya@96 honors Maya Angelou’s contributions to literature, civil rights, and the arts, empowering individuals to embrace their own potential and make a positive impact on the world.

Rita Coburn is a visionary filmmaker, storyteller, and cultural advocate whose work transcends boundaries and inspires audiences around the world. With a career spanning decades, Coburn has established herself as a prominent figure in the film industry, renowned for her commitment to authenticity, empathy, and social justice.

Born with a passion for storytelling, Coburn embarked on her creative journey with a singular mission: to amplify the voices of those whose stories often go unheard. Through her groundbreaking documentaries, Coburn sheds light on the lived experiences of marginalized communities, offering powerful narratives that challenge perceptions and ignite dialogue.

Coburn’s work has garnered widespread acclaim, earning accolades from prestigious institutions such as PBS, where her films have reached millions of viewers and sparked conversations on pressing social issues. From intimate portraits of cultural icons to riveting explorations of historical events, Coburn’s storytelling prowess knows no bounds, captivating audiences with its depth, nuance, and emotional resonance.

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