Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart is the first-ever feature documentary about Lorraine Hansberry, the visionary playwright who authored the groundbreaking A Raisin in the Sun. An overnight sensation, the play transformed the American theater and has long been considered a classic, yet the remarkable story of the playwright faded from view. With this documentary, filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain resurrects the Lorraine Hansberry we have forgotten,a passionate artist, committed activist and sought-after public intellectual who waged an outspoken and defiant battle against injustice in 20th-century America. The film reveals Hansberry's prescient works tackling race, human rights, women's equality and sexuality that anticipated social and political movements on the horizon.
This 2019 American Library Association (ALA) Film and Media Round Table (FMRT) Notable Video for Adults, Peabody and NAACP Image Award winning film will be screened in conjunction with the FMRT Chair's Program at 2:30-3:30pm, FMRT Presents A Conversation with Filmmakers Now Showing @ALA.
Running Time: 118 minutes
Sponsored by: Film Media Round Table, California Newsreel
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA,FMRT
Meeting Type: Now Showing
Cost: Included with full conference registration.