Houston Museum of African American Culture


Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 – Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

07:00 PM – 09:30 PM


Nearly six decades later Lorraine Hansberry's acclaimed, groundbreaking play “A Raisin in the Sun” remains a beloved theatrical jewel, but the fascinating story of its author is not widely known. In the new feature-length documentary Sighted Eyes|Feeling Heart, award-winning filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain explores the life and work of this passionate writer and civil-rights advocate, who played a significant role in the major cultural and political movements of her time. Narrated by award-winning actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson and featuring the voice of Tony Award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose as Lorraine Hansberry, Sighted Eyes|Feeling Heart is filled with insightful on-camera interviews with those who knew her best, and rare archival material, creating a nuanced portrait of an activist and artist whose words and ideas are as relevant today as they were when she first wrote them.

Followed by a conversation with the filmmakers, Tracy Heather Strain and Randall MacLowry


  • Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Thursday, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Closed Sunday – Tuesday
  • General Admission is ALWAYS free.

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