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SAN FRANCISCO—Film Screening & Discussion: MR. SOUL!
February 26, 2020 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm$5 – $10
SAN FRANCISCO—SOUL! was a groundbreaking public affairs and entertainment program on public TV hosted by the Visionary Ellis Haizlip. It was a mixture of talk and performance with poets from the Black Arts Movement such as Nikki Giovanni and Sonia Sanchez, activists like Stokely Carmichael and musical artists such as LaBelle and Ashford and Simpson. It was on SOUL! that Maya Angelou first read an excerpt from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings to a national audience. LA-based Melissa Haizlip is founder of the Shoes in the Bed Productions, focusing on independent productions of non-fiction works by filmmakers of color. The award-winning MR. SOUL! is her first feature length film. Filmmaker Melissa Haizlip will introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion. This event takes place as a part of Black is Beautiful: The Black Power & Jazz Film Series. $10 General Admission | $5 Students/Seniors | Free MoAD Members. For more information and to purchase tickets click here. Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 6:30-9pm Museum of the African Diaspora 685 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105 This film series is supported by California Humanities through a Humanities For All Quick Grant.