Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou? Yep, I discovered her, too!

Unfortunately, Maya Angelou never found time to direct more than one movie, despite the favorable Variety review I gave to her 1998 debut effort as a feature filmmaker, Down in the Delta.

Actually, I wasn't the only one who was impressed: Roger Ebert gave it a rave. Better still, he and Gene Siskel both gave it a thumbs-up on their TV show. (Take a look here -- their joint appraisal begins around the 4:15 mark.)

Despite all that praise, however, the late, great lady never made another movie. I guess she was too busy making history.

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