Sighted Eyes, Feeling Heart at Emerson

Directed by Tracy Heather Strain
March 20, 2018 from 7:00 - 9:30pm
Bright Family Screening Room (559 Washington St., downtown Boston)

Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart is the first-ever feature documentary about Lorraine Hansberry, the visionary playwright who authored the groundbreaking A Raisin in the Sun. An overnight sensation, the play transformed the American theater 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 who waged an outspoken and defiant battle against injustice in 20th-century America. The film reveals Hansberry’s prescient works tackling race, human rights, women’s equality and sexuality that anticipated social and political movements on the horizon. Discussion with director Tracy Strain to follow. W, SJ, POC, LGBT