4th Annual Blackstar Film Festival
BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez
This screening is now SOLD OUT! There is no waiting list or standby line; no more tickets will be released.
Directed by Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater, Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
USA, 2015, 90 min. Philadelphia Premiere
For 80-year-old poet Sonia Sanchez, writing is both a personal and political act. An early champion of the spoken word and a mentor to generations, Sanchez was deemed "a lion in literature's forest” by Maya Angelou. BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, a performance-packed documentary, reveals Sanchez’s singular place in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s. It explores her central role in African American culture over the last half century, including her leadership in the battle to include African American literature in the university curricula. Appearances from Questlove, Talib Kweli, Ursula Rucker, Amiri Baraka, Ruby Dee, Haki Madhubuti, Ayana Matthis, John Bracey, Jr. and Bryonn Bain.