Currently Browsing: And I Still Rise
FF2 Senior Contributor Stephanie Taylor asks you to consider these six films by women writers &/or directors (from the full list of films released in NYC theaters in 2016). Note that this list was created in November & will be updated after December 31, 2016.
My Favorite Feature Films of 2016
- Queen of Katwe (Director Mira Nair)
My Favorite Documentary Films of 2016 (2)
- Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (Director Rita Coburn Whack)
- Spirits of Rebellion (Zeinabu Irene Davis)
Photo: Madina Nalwanga in Queen of Katwe
Photo Credits: Disney… read more.
Recently, I watched the new documentary And Still I Rise (2016) at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Telling the story about Maya Angelou’s fascinating life, I couldn’t take my eyes off of the screen. A definite must-watch. (SAT: 5/5)
Review by Senior Contributor Stephanie A. Taylor
Rita Coburn Whack and Bob Hercules’ new documentary And I Still Rise tells the story of the tumultuous yet triumphant life of Maya Angelou; writer, actress, singer, dancer and activist.… read more.