Event: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart
February More Play Screening Series: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart
Single Tickets: General $12 | Members/Seniors/Student ID $10
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Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart
Dir. Tracy Heather Strain
USA 2017 (118:00)
Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart is the first-ever feature documentary about Lorraine Hansberry, the visionary playwright who authored the groundbreaking play A Raisin in the Sun. An overnight sensation, the play transformed the American theatre 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; as well as the Lorraine Hansberry we never knew - a woman struggling to deal with her sexuality. The film reveals Hansberry’s prescient works tackling race, human rights, and women’s equality that anticipated social and political movements on the horizon. Lorraine Hansberry lived much of her 34 years guided by a deep sense of responsibility to others, proclaiming:
“One cannot live with sighted eyes and feeling heart and not know or react to the miseries which afflict this world."