Visions: TV Dramas by Maya Angelou and Momoko Iko
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016
Presented in collaboration with the Women’s Film Preservation Fund of New York Women in Film and Television
The pioneering PBS TV series Visions, produced by Barbara Schultz from 1976 to 1980, presented 40 programs that brought together playwrights and directors addressing controversial topics in American culture. The movies, which included period films and contemporary dramas, gave voice to conflicting opinions and diverse groups within America. One of these 90-minute programs, The Tapestry and Circles, consisted of two short dramas directed by Maya Angelou and written by Alexis de Veaux. Another program, The Gold Watch was adapted by Japanese American playwright Momoko Iko from her play of the same name. These important works were recently preserved by the Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) of New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT.) The Preservation of these films was funded by Nancy Malone. Screening of these programs is made possible by KCETLink.