Documentary Screening: Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart
Narrated by acclaimed actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson (The Fighting Temptations, A Raisin in the Sun) and featuring the voice of Tony Award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose (A Raisin in the Sun, Dreamgirls) as Hansberry, the documentary portrays the writer’s lifetime commitment to fighting injustice and how she found her way to art—the theater—as her medium for activism at a crucial time for black civil rights. American Masters – Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart also explores her concealed identity as a lesbian and the themes of sexual orientation and societal norms in her works. The film title comes from Hansberry’s view that “one cannot live with sighted eyes and feeling heart and not know or react to the miseries which afflict this world.”
Check out these additional Pride Month documentary screenings:
Coming Out: A 50 Year History
Tuesday, June 4, 2 p.m.
The Joneses – A Transgender Grandmother and Her Family
Tuesday, June 18, 2 p.m.
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