One of the most buzzed-about documentaries from the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, has released a trailer for the soon-to-be-released film.
The film pieces together the life of prejudice and oppression that made the seminal author of “Í Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” the great, inspirational writer whose name defies categorization. The brainchild of co-directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack, the feature-length documentary tells the remarkable story of Maya Angelou – iconic writer, poet, actress and activist – whose life has intersected some of the most profound moments in recent American history.
According to many who had the opportunity to see the film at its premiere earlier this year, the documentary was powerful and brought many to tears. Previously titled Maya Angelou: The People’s Poet, the film’s new title comes from “And Still I Rise,” Angelou’s third volume of poetry, published by Random House in 1978.
The film has been picked up ARC Entertainment and will get a limited release on October 14, 2016, for awards consideration and also heads to PBS later in the TV season.
Check out the trailer for the film, embedded below: