Chattanooga Now Preview screening of Angelou documentary sells out, but you can still catch it on PBS

Chattanooga Now Preview screening of Angelou documentary sells out, but you can still catch it on PBS

February 16th, 2017 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

A WTCI preview screening of "Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise" and subsequent panel discussion about the influence of the author and activist, scheduled Saturday night, Feb. 18, at Jazzanooga Arts Space, has sold out.

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A WTCI preview screening of "Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise" and subsequent panel discussion about the influence of the author and activist, scheduled Saturday night, Feb. 18, at Jazzanooga Arts Space, has sold out.

Part of PBS' American Masters series, the documentary debuts nationally at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 (Comcast channel 5, EPBFI channel 5).

"The film reflects on how the events of history, culture and the arts shaped [her] life and how she, in turn, helped shape our own worldview through her autobiographical literature and activism," says Rita Coburn Whack, co-director and co-producer with Bob Hercules.

Angelou is best known for her autobiography, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," an international best-seller that dealt with issues of identity, rape, racism and literacy.

She died in 2014 at age 86.

For more information, visit www.wtcitv.org or www.jazzanooga.org.