United States 2021, 91 min, English, Hebrew subtitles

Pauli Murray’s ideas paved the way for the most important and revolutionary civil rights and women’s rights legislative decisions. The Black and queer poet, lawyer, researcher, activist, and priest was a powerful influence on Ruth Bader Ginsburg and had led struggles that unbarred many doors for women. Murray had refused to give up a seat to White passengers 15 years before Rosa Parks’ famous protest, did not hesitate to write repeatedly to President Roosevelt (and the First Lady) upon encountering laws that discriminated against Black women, and fearlessly spoke up about revolutionary ideas in public. Julie Cohen and Betsy West tell the complicated life story of a true luminary who, despite incredible accomplishments, was largely sidelined by history.

Previous Festivals: Sundance

Screening Schedule:
  • Tue 31.05 | 09:45 | Venue Cinematheque 4
  • Fri 03.06 | 14:00 | Venue Cinematheque 3 | Filmmaker Present

Directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West are Academy Award-nominated, Emmy winning
filmmakers who directed and produced the theatrical documentary RBG. Their film Julia was
released theatrically by Sony Pictures Classics in 2021 and was shortlisted for an Academy Award. My Name is Pauli Murray premiered last year at the Sundance Film Festival and was released by Amazon Studios. Directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West are Academy Award-nominated, Emmy winning filmmakers who directed and produced the theatrical documentary RBG. Their film Julia was released theatrically by Sony Pictures Classics in 2021 and was shortlisted for an Academy Award. My Name is Pauli Murray premiered last year at the Sundance Film Festival and was released by Amazon Studios. Their newest film Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down premiered at the SXSW Film Festival. Three of their latest films will be screened at this year's Docaviv.

Production: Talleah Bridges McMahon
Script: Talleah Bridges McMahon, Julie Cohen, Cinque Northern, Betsy West
Editing: Cinque Northern
Cinematography: Claudia Raschke
Music: Jongnic Bontemps

Source: Amazon

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