Thursday, March 10, 2016

Thursday's Three: New Films

Today, Thursday's Three presents information and videos about a trio of new films.

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, a documentary by Rita Coburn Whack and Robert Hercules that takes its name from the title of Angelou's poem "And Still I Rise". The informative 59-minute video below, from Democracy Now! (see transcript), features Angelou's reading of her poem, clips from the film, and Amy Goodman's interview with the filmmakers and Colin Johnson, Angelou's grandson. The documentary, which took four years to make, premiered at Sundance Film Festival.

Maya Angelou Film on FaceBook

Angus Dei (Les Innocentes), a drama based on true events recorded in the diary of a French Red Cross doctor who ministered to a convent in war-ravaged Poland in 1945, directed by Anne Fontaine. The film debuted at Sundance Film Festival and was released February 10. 

The trailer below is in French. Watch the trailer with English subtitles on Vimeo.

Interview with Anne Fontaine

Richard Linklater — dream is destiny, a 93-minute documentary about the life and work of filmmaker Richard Linklater, produced and directed by Louis Black and Karen Bernstein for the PBS American Masters series. This film also had its premiere at Sundance.

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