Harry Belafonte to visit the Walker Art Center for film retrospective

March 7 – 15, the Walker Art Center is screening four films featuring Harry Belafonte, including the area premiere of his new biographical documentary, Sing Your Song.


Image courtesy Walker Art Center

Today the Walker announced that Belafonte himself will be in town for the documentary screening on March 15. The film will be followed by a “Regis Dialogue” in which Belafonte will talk with Scott Foundas, associate director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and take questions from the audience.

Since Belafonte is a longtime advocate for humanitarian causes (he was blacklisted in the McCarthy Era), Sing Your Song is not just about music, but about protest.

Sing Your Song was produced by Minneapolis native Bill Eigen, who also produced the documentaries Isn’t this a Time and the Emmy Award-winning Pete Seeger: The Power of Song.

  • Tineke

    This, the pre-sale of tickets, alone was worth the renewal of my Walker membership. I hope I can make it.

  • Rosa Bogar

    I am unable to get a ticket to see Harry Belafonte but I will try to get a photo to him oone of his visit here. He was keynote speaker for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast. I want to attend But it has sold Out! This is a good thing!

  • Rosa bogar

    Remember if a ticket becomes available Please let me know i would love to see one of my heroes Thanks, Rosa Bogar 612-481-8566

  • Rosa Bogar

    I am still hopeful of getting a ticket to attend the Walker Art Center on Thursday March 15th 2012.If not I hope his visit is most Enjoyable and Memorable. I hope the same for his visit at the Schomburg Center on Wednesday,14th, 2012. I am talking about the great Harry Belafonte!!!

  • Rosa Bogar

    My hope is that the legendary Harry Belafonte received the photo that I took to the Walker Atr Center here in Mpls on March.The photo was one where Mr. Belafonte was a keynote for a MLK Holiday Breakfast here in MPLS. “a photo is worth a thousand words” This is one of those. Thanks, Rosa Bogar