Rialto film theater presents Cracking the Frame, a special program featuring an international selection of critically acclaimed art-related documentaries and artists’ films.
Cracking the Frame focuses on the creative intersection between art and film through experimental documentaries and cinematic portraits of the life and work of established contemporary artists, photographers, filmmakers and global thinkers.
Each film has not been theatrically released in The Netherlands and will be screened in English or with English subtitles.
On March 19th, at 19.30 hrs, Cracking the Frame presents Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth. ABC Card holders get a €2,- discount for this special screening of the award-winning documentary: € 7 instead of € 9!
“Activism is the rent I pay to live on this planet.” – Alice Walker
This award-winning documentary examines the life of author, artist and activist Alice Walker. Walker made history as the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her 1982 novel The Color Purple (ebook), made into a feature film by Steven Spielberg.
Born in poverty in 1944, the 8th child of sharecroppers, the film follows Walker’s life from her difficult upbringing in the midst of racism and political unrest to her becoming one of the most successful – and controversial – American female writers, and a revered icon for civil rights activists, black feminists and gay rights advocates.
Starkly independent and outspoken, Alice Walker has been recognized as a key architect of the US Civil Rights movement and of the American feminist movement and has never ceased leading a life of passionate commitment to progressive causes.
The film explores Walker’s relationship with her mother, ex-husband and daughter, her participation in the Civil Rights Movement and the different themes that are inherent to her writing and to her public campaigns.
Containing interviews with Steven Spielberg, Danny Glover, Quincy Jones and many other of Walker’s friends and collaborators, Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth narrates the compelling and inspiring life of a truly extraordinary woman.
“Alice Walker is one of the great thinkers of our time, and has changed the lives of so many women with her ideas – this rich and honest film tells a story that we all need to hear.”- Jude Kelly, Artistic Director, Southbank Centre UK