Sheffield Doc/Fest 2021

International Premiere: My Name Is Pauli Murray

+ pre-recorded Q&A

From the directors of RBG, a look at the life of pioneering Black attorney, activist and poet Pauli Murray.

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USA 2021
Dir Betsy West, Julie Cohen
91min
Digital

Pauli Murray was a pioneering Black attorney, activist, priest, poet and memoirist who wrestled with gender identity and shaped landmark litigation – and consciousness – around race and gender equity, and fought heavily in the battle for social justice. Told mainly using Murray’s own words, this filmic portrait, from the directors of RBG, reveals a tenacious spirit; Pauli Murray is a name you will not forget.

Tickets: £12.50, concs £10.20 (BFI Members pay £2 less). On sale to BFI Patrons and Champions Tue 18 May 11:30, to BFI Members Tue 18 May 12:30 and to the public from Wed 19 May 11:30.