UW Cinematheque | Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project (2023)

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Vilas Hall, Rm. 4070
@ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The iconic poet Nikki Giovanni is given a suitably lyrical and unconventional film portrait, which won the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Approaching her eighth decade with every bit of her mischievous wit and lacerating acuity intact, Giovanni makes for a memorably prickly and vivacious documentary subject, refusing to be pinned down. Co-directors Brewster and Stephenson take an expansive approach, melding archival and contemporary footage with impressionistic interludes towards a full rendering of this American iconoclast. (MK)