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May 16 - June 9, 2013   Start the Festival in style with the SIFF 2013 Opening Night Gala! The evening features the Seattle premiere of Much Ado About Nothing, with director Joss Whedon and cast members Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, and Clark Gregg scheduled to attend.

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Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

Author Alice Walker & Director Pratibha Parmar scheduled to attend.

This documentary examines the life of author Alice Walker, who became the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Color Purple in 1983. Director Pratibha Parmar focuses on Walker’s inspirational upbringing during years of violent social changes, and her political and social activism.

Schedule
May 31, 2013
Friday
7:00 PM SIFF Cinema Egyptian Date has passed
June 1, 2013
Saturday
10:00 AM SIFF Cinema Egyptian Date has passed

The May 31 screening is on STANDBY. There are no advance tickets available.

 Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth offers a penetrating look at the life and work of this artist, human rights activist, and self-confessed renegade. Though Walker broke into nation- al prominence in 1983 as the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize, her influence on American literature was already well-established. Director Pratibha Parmar traces Walker's extraordinary journey from the cotton fields of Georgia, through her precarious life as a black rights activist living in an interracial marriage, to her international fame as the writer of The Color Purple. But the success of that novel, as well as the subsequent film and stage versions, came at a high price. Employing intimate interviews with Walker and members of her inner circle including Angela Davis, Quincy Jones, Gloria Steinem, Howard Zinn, and Walker's ex-husband, Beauty in Truth seeks not simply to document Walker's many achievements, but to restore her to her rightful place in history; not only as a key literary figure of the 20th Century, but as a profoundly influential activist whose inspiring journey reflects the national story of our country and people during a time of great historical change.

Director Biography
Pratibha Parmar’s work often touches on race, feminism, and sexuality. She was awarded the Visionary Award from the One in Ten Film Festival, as well as the Life Time Achievement Award from the Frameline Film Festival. She has authored and edited several books.

Director: Pratibha Parmar
Premiere Status: US
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 84 minutes
Producer: Shaheen Haq, Pratibha Parmar
Screenplay: Pratibha Parmar
Cinematographers: Simon Dennis
Editors: Paul Monaghan, Pratibha Parmar, Linda Peckham
Website: http://www.alicewalkerfilm.com/
Filmography: Nina’s Heavenly Delights (2006); The Righteous Babes (1998); The Color of Britain (1994); Warrior Marks (1993); A Place of Rage (1991)
Language: English
Format: HDCAM
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