PBS Lorraine Hansberry (A Raisin in the Sun playwright) Documentary Premieres
Style Magazine Newswire | 12/4/2017, 1:08 p.m.
One week after the anniversary of her death, American Masters -- Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart premieres nationwide Friday, January 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and will stream the following day at pbs.org/americanmasters and PBS apps.
Award-winning filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain examines the activism and art of Lorraine Hansberry (5/19/30-1/12/65) beyond her most well-known play, "A Raisin in the Sun" (1959). The film features interviews with Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Harry Belafonte, and Louis Gossett Jr., narration by award-winning actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson, and the voice of Tony Award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose as Hansberry. The result is a timely and revealing portrait of an activist and artist whose popular recognition has, until now, remained long overdue.
Watch the trailer & learn more:
Alt trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzBiLeUuWMo
This documentary is part of American Masters' Inspiring Woman campaign, which launched January 2017 with American Masters -- Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise.