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Saturday, October 8 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Maya Angelou and Still I Rise

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D: Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack | USA | 114 min | ARKANSAS PREMIERE

The first documentary about Maya Angelou, the iconic writer, poet, performer and activist, who overcame racism and devastating abuse while growing up in the deep south, to become one of American culture’s greatest voices. Rare footage and photos unveil an intimate and often unknown view of her public and personal life with the power of her own words. Reflections and perspectives come from figures such as former President Bill Clinton, whose inauguration she distinguished with a stirring poem, Oprah Winfrey and Louis Gossett, Jr.

Special Guest Louis Gossett, Jr. in attendance

Sponsored by AARP Arkansas 



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Louis Gossett, Jr.

Honorary HSDFF25 Co-Chairman
LOUIS GOSSETT, JR  is one of stage, film and television’s most recognized and lauded actors, with over three hundred roles to his credit. Perhaps best known for his Academy Award-winning role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman, and his Emmy... Read More →

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