Writer and activist, Alice Walker, made history as the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her seminal novel The Color Purple(1982), for which she also won the National Book Award. Filmmaker Pratibha Parmar’s documentary, Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, tells Walker’s dramatic life story with poetry and lyricism, and features new interviews with Walker, Steven Spielberg, Danny Glover, Quincy Jones, Gloria Steinem, Sapphire and the late Howard Zinn in one of his final interviews. Delving into her personal life, Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth reveals the inspiration for many of her works. A universal story of triumph against all odds, the film offers a penetrating look at the life and art of an artist, a self confessed renegade and human rights activist. The film won Best Documentary at the 2014 ReelQ International LGBTQ Film Festival in Pittsburgh.
Presented by ReelQ: Pittsburgh’s International LGBTQ Film Festival, in partnership with Pittsburgh Black Pride, the free screening of Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth will be on Friday, July 1, at 8:00 pm, at City of Asylum’s Alphabet City Tent (318 Sampsonia Way). For more information, visit the City of Asylum event page, email Hannah Waltz, or call 412-323-0278.