Thursday, March 31st, 6:00pm
The Maysles Cinema, Documentary Forum at CCNY, the City College Performing Arts Center, Third World Newsreel, CCNY Poetry Outreach Center, the Black Documentary Collective, and the Black Studies Program at CCNY Present:
At The Marion Anderson Theatre in Aaron Davis Hall, CCNY
(Between 133rd and 135th Street on Convent Avenue)
Live Poetry Reading
BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez
Sabrina Schmidt Gordon, Janet Goldwater, Barbara Attie, 2015, 90 min
The life and thoughts of this iconic poet, playwright, teacher, activist whose whole life is art and politics, and mesmerizing. With appearances by Questlove, Talib Kweli, Ursula Rucker, Amiri Baraka, Haki Madhubuti, Jessica Care Moore, Ruby Dee, Yasiin Bey, Ayana Mathis, Imani Uzuri and Bryonn Bain, this doc examines Sanchez’s contribution to the world of poetry, her singular place in the Black Arts Movement and her leadership role in African American culture over the last half century. This screening opens the Media Magic Mt. Vernon International Film Festival.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Sonia Sanchez and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon.