Movies: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise; Silence

A trailer has been released for the documentary film Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise. Directed by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack, the the film "celebrates Dr. Maya Angelou by weaving her words in her voice with rare and intimate archival photographs, home movies and videos, which paint hidden moments of her exuberant life during some of America’s most defining civil rights moments. From her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her swinging soirees with Malcolm X in Ghana to her inaugural speech for President Bill Clinton, we are given special access to interviews with Dr. Angelou whose indelible charm and quick wit make it easy to love her," Deadline wrote.

The film, which features interviews with prominent figures including Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard, Cicely Tyson, Bill Clinton and Hilary Clinton, hits theaters October 14.


Paramount will give a limited run on December 23 to Martin Scorsese's Silence, adapted from the 1966 novel by Shusaku Endo, in time for awards season consideration, with a wide expansion in January. Silence "has been one of Scorsese's dream projects during his career with the director expressing interest in a feature adaptation... since 1991," Deadline reported.

The film stars Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Adam Driver, Ciaran Hinds, Tadanobu Asano, Issey Ogata, Yosuke Kubozuka and Yoshi Oida. Scorsese "worked closely with Fabrica de Cine's Gaston Pavlovich on the making of the film, and wrote the screenplay with Gangs of New York's Jay Cocks," Deadline wrote.

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