Adult Forum – January 10: Ruby Dee & Alicia Keys on Performance & Poetry

Adult Forum – January 10: Ruby Dee & Alicia Keys on Performance & Poetry

On January 10th, Adult Forum presents a video screening (commercial free) of the Alicia Keys + Ruby Dee episode of “Iconoclasts,” a documentary series originally airing on the Sundance Channel and executive produced by Robert Redford.  This episode features singer/songwriter Alicia Keys and actor Ruby Dee as they discuss their shared passions for performance and poetry in the context of the social climates of their times. The women stroll through Harlem where they discover their childhood homes were only a few blocks from one another. They visit the American Negro Theater where Dee got her start as an actor and Keys’ alma mater, Professional Performing Arts School, where she performs a song from of her upcoming album “As I Am”. They visit Teens in Motion, the outreach program in the South Bronx where Keys was discovered, to speak to a group of aspiring performers. Directed by the late Bruce Sinofsky.