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.

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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.