A bold and unapologetic portrait of poet and activist Nikki Giovanni's life through pivotal decades in American history
Charting the life of poet Nikki Giovanni through tumultuous decades in American history — from the Civil Rights and Black Arts movements to present-day Black Lives Matter — this Sundance Grand Prize winner shatters any notions you may have had about what is possible in a biographical film.
Directors Michèle Stephenson and Joe Brewster mix archival and contemporary footage to deliver an unvarnished portrait of Giovanni as she is: bold, fearless, and, most importantly, unapologetically herself. And just like the film’s subject, the kaleidoscopic filmmaking is risky and audacious in its depiction of a truly visionary artist.
This film will be followed by a Q&A.
Presented in partnership with
Michèle Stephenson & Joe Brewster
6:30 PM - SVA - Beatrice
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