Indigo Moon Film Festival Announces Opening Night Film

Indigo Moon Film Festival logo. Source: GroundSwell Pictures, Fayetteville NC.
Indigo Moon Film Festival logo. Source: GroundSwell Pictures, Fayetteville NC.

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GroundSwell Pictures in Fayetteville NC, announces that the Opening Night Film for the Indigo Moon Film Festival on October 7, 2016, will be Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise.

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise is the first documentary about the life and legacy of the legendary poet, playwright and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou. Dr. Angelou has become a global symbol of peace, human rights, and freedom — but parts of her story are not well known. The Maya Angelou Documentary reflects on how the events of history, culture, and the arts shaped Dr. Angelou’s life and how she, in turn, helped shape our own worldview through her autobiographical literature and activism.

Maya Angelou gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before. Dr. Angelou’s was a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet, and writer, she inspired generations with lyrical modern African American thought that pushed many boundaries.

And Still I Rise celebrates Dr. Maya Angelou by weaving her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos that 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 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.

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise premiered this year at Sundance Film Festival and has received awards across the country. Indigo Moon Film Festival is honored to screen this incredible film about an amazing American.

Tickets for the Opening Night Film and other events and screenings will go on sale September 9, 2016.

The film festival runs October 7-9, 2016, and will include this opening night film and party, BBQ and film awards, encore presentations of winning films, and of course, great films!

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GroundSwellPictures is a 501(c)(3) with a mission to produce films, show films, teach filmmaking, and support films that inspire change.

Volunteers Needed

Do you have a love for film and want to volunteer in your community? Indigo Moon Film Festival Wants You! We need volunteers to help us during IMFF16, October 7-9, 2016.

As a volunteer, you’ll get the chance to meet lots of people, have fun and watch great films for free. While spots are available, the volunteer application is available from this page.

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