Nikki Giovanni is a trailblazing poet who rose to be a key figure in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and remains just as vibrant today. Filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson capture her artistry and spiky personality in this warm portrait. “She is a vibrant, prickly, unpredictable presence in both private and public life, and hearing her read her own poetry is even better than reading it on the page.” (ArtForum)
The first screening will be followed by a Q&A with co-directors Michèle Stephenson and Joe Brewster.
This film contains the following accessibility options for viewers:
Closed Captioning for in-person screenings at IFC Center and Village East by Angelika
All in-person screening venues provide sound amplification headphones upon request with venue management. IFC Center can also provide a T-Coil loop for compatible devices.
Director: Joe Brewster, Michéle Stephenson
Executive Producer: Codie Elaine Oliver, Taraji P. Henson
Producer: Joe Brewster, Michéle Stephenson, Tommy Oliver
Cinematographer: Greg Harriott
Editor: Terra Long, Lawrence Jackman
Country: United States of America