Special Advance Screening of Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

Introduction by Special Guest Dr. Terry Burnsed, MSU

In the new feature-length documentary award-winning filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain explores the life and work of this passionate writer and civil-rights advocate Lorraine Hansberry, who played a significant role in the major cultural and political movements of her time. 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. This documentary is part of the American Masters’ Inspiring Woman online campaign and will premiere January 19 on PBS. Runtime: 1h 58m.

Terry Burnsed, PhD is Affiliate Faculty in Theatre at Metropolitan State University of Denver, UC Denver, & CCD, where he teaches a variety of courses, including some focused on multiculturalism examined through the lenses of theatre and dramatic literature. He is best known to Denver area audiences as an actor, performing for nearly four decades. He has also directed, stage managed, adapted, and served as dramaturg. He is currently writing his second full-length play, Colonel Netanyahu Chivington versus the Blooodthirsty Savages.

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