This week, the Kelly Strayhorn Theater will kick off its SUNSTAR Festival, a three-day event celebrating the creative contributions of women in the arts, entrepreneurship, and community. On March 12th, SUNSTAR will present a screening of BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, a documentary about an influential writer and activist.
In BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, 80-year-old Sonia Sanchez‘s life unfolds through readings and jazz-accompanied performances of her work. Directed by Janet Goldwater, Barbara Attie and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon, the film features appearances by Questlove, Talib Kweli, Ursula Rucker, Amiri Baraka, Haki Madhubuti, Jessica Care Moore, Ruby Dee, Yasiin Bey, Ayana Mathis, Imani Uzuri and Bryonn Bain, and examines Sanchez’s contribution to the world of poetry, her singular place in the Black Arts Movement and her leadership role in African American culture over the last half century.
BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez will screen at 2 p.m. Tickets are pay-what-you-can and are available at the Kelly Strayhorn website.