About the Film:
This FREE screening is part of The Black Cinema Series, a partnership with The Little and the Rochester Association of Black Journalists.
At a time when women, people of color, and homosexuals were confined to the margins of society, Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965), best known for A Raisin in the Sun, boldly challenged U.S. society to live up to its ideals. Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart tells the dramatic story of the young, gifted and black woman who chose words to fight injustice—on stage and off.
Tracy Strain is an award-winning filmmaker and film/video director, producer, writer, and consultant with over 28 years of experience. Lorraine Hansberry was one of her earliest role models, and her film Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart: Lorraine Hansberry is the first feature documentary about the artist.
Randall MacLowry works as an editor as well as producer and director and has won two Writers Guild of America Awards for documentaries. His most recent producing and directing credits are The Rise and Fall of Penn Station and Silicon Valley, both for American Experience. Among his many editing credits is Reconstruction: America’s Second Civil War for American Experience.
Leslie C. Youngblood
Please note: This version of the film is 60 minutes long. A panel discussion will follow the screening.