Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart Film & Q&A @ Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit [12 January]

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart Film & Q&A


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12
January
18:00 - 21:00

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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201
Lorraine Hansberry: «Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart» Film Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain

«Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart» follows the life and work of award-winning playwright, author, activist, communist, and outspoken trailblazer Lorraine Hansberry. Best known for writing the play «A Raisin in the Sun,» Hansberry led an extraordinarily active life – befriending James Baldwin, inspiring Nina Simone, facing scrutiny from the FBI, and breaking barriers from Broadway to Hollywood – before her untimely death at age 34. Filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain draws upon hours of archival footage as well as interviews with Hansberry’s contemporaries and colleagues to deliver a rich and nuanced portrait of the artist. Narrated by LaTanya Richardson Jackson and featuring Tony Award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose («Dreamgirls») as the voice of Hansberry, along with interviews with Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Harry Belafonte, and Louis Gossett Jr., «Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart» is a moving and beguiling tribute to one of history’s brightest minds.

Q&A filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain: Tracy Heather Strain is an award-winning filmmaker and co-founder of The Film Posse, a Boston-based production company. Strain began her career working on films made for public television including «Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?,» «Race: The Power of an Illusion» and «I’ll Make Me a World: A Century of African-American Art.»

This event is free and open to the public. For more information call (313) 494-5800.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
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Detroit, Michigan 48201
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