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LPB Presents a Free Screening of Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart at BRCC February 26

This new film from American Masters examines the life of the late playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry


LPB Presents a Free Screening of Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart at BRCC February 26
Louisiana Public Broadcasting and Baton Rouge Community College invite you to a free screening of Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, Monday, February 26 at 6PM at the Magnolia Performing Arts Pavilion on the main campus of Baton Rouge Community College, 201 Community College Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. This new film from American Masters examines the life of the late playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry (1930 – 1965) best known for A Raisin in the Sun (1959), the first play written by an African-American woman to be produced on Broadway. A Raisin in the Sun changed the face of American theater by depicting the limitations of the American dream through the lives of a black family on Chicago’s South Side. This documentary is from award-winning filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain and features interviews with Hollywood legends 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. The screening will include a 45 minute panel discussion after the film.

To RSVP for the film screening, call 225-767-4274 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). More information and to see a trailer of the film, visit LPB.org/Hansberry.

In conjunction with this screening, New Venture Theatre is offering a free acting workshop at BRCC on Friday, February 23 at 1PM. No prior experience necessary. For more information and to register visit LPB.org/Hansberry.


This documentary is part of American Masters’ Inspiring Woman online campaign and is a production of Lorraine Hansberry Documentary Project, LLC in co-production with Independent Television Service and Black Public Media in association with The Film Posse, Chiz Schultz Inc. and American Masters Pictures. Funding for Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart provided by; the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Major support from National Endowment for the Humanities, Ford Foundation/JustFilms, National Endowment for the Arts, Lef Foundation, New York Community Trust, Illinois Humanities Council. Major support for American Masters provided by AARP.

Special thanks to Baton Rouge Community College and the Baton Rouge Community College Foundation.

About American Masters:
American Masters is an award-winning biography series that celebrates our arts and culture. Launched in 1986, the series has set the standard for documentary film profiles, accruing widespread critical acclaim. Awards include 72 Emmy nominations and 28 awards – 10 for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series since 1999 and five for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special – 12 Peabody Awards; three Grammys; an Oscar; two Producers Guild Awards for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television; and the 2012 IDA Award for Best Continuing Series. Now in its 30th season on PBS, the series is a production of THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET and also seen on the WORLD channel.

Published: February 05, 2018
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