The 2016 documentary Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack, will run at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., Sept. 16-29.
In the 114-minute film, rare footage traces her pre-writing career as a nightclub dancer, singer and star known as "Miss Calypso"; her political activism; and her friendships with people such as James Baldwin, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Interview subjects include Oprah Winfrey, Common, Alfre Woodard, Cicely Tyson, Quincy Jones and Angelou's son, Guy Johnson.
Hercules and/or Whack will be available at various screenings. See SiskelFilmCenter.org/MayaAngelou.