My Name is Pauli Murray

My Name is Pauli Murray is a biographical documentary about the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, someone I’d like you to meet. She is my father’s sister and, at various times in my life, functioned as a third parent to me, my siblings, and many other members of her family.

I spent much time with Aunt Pauli, variously working as her office assistant, cutting out newspaper clippings of the news of the day. Other times, I was her traveling companion as we went on various excursions in the Atlantic Northeast. Whether in New York, New Haven, Boston, or elsewhere in New England, she introduced me to various people and places that a young boy from Crown Heights might not otherwise experience.

Friday, 17 September 2021, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the person I knew as my aunt in a role for which she didn’t desire public attention, but instead to influence public policy.

Premiering in 55 theaters across the United States and on Amazon Prime Video on 1 October, Participant Media, Drexler Films, and Storyville Films present a film distributed by Amazon Studios and from the directors of the award-winning documentary RBG, Betsy West & Julie Cohen: My Name is Pauli Murray.

Chandler, AZHarkins Chandler Fashion Center 20
Mesa, AZSuperstition Springs 25
Peoria, AZHarkins Arrowhead Fountains 18
Scottsdale, AZCamelview at Fashion Square
Tucson, AZThe Loft Cinema 3
Huntington Beach, CACentury 20 – Bella Terra
Los Angeles, CACinemark 18 & XD
Orange, CACentury Stadium 25 Theatre – Orange
Redlands, CAHarkins Mountain Grove 16
West Los Angeles, CAThe Landmark 12
San Diego, CAHillcrest Cinemas
Berkeley, CAShattuck Cinemas 10
Daly City, CACentury 20 Daly City
Pleasant Hill, CACentury 16 Downtown Pleasant Hill
Redwood City, CACentury 20 Redwood Downtown
San Francisco, CAEmbarcadero Center Cinema 5
Denver, COChez Artiste
Washington, DCLandmark E Street Cinema
St. Augustine, FLEpic Village St. Augustine 16
Fort Lauderdale, FLGateway Cinema
Miami Beach, FLO Cinema Miami Beach
Orlando, FLCMX Plaza Cinema Cafe
Boca Raton, FLPalace 20
Atlanta, GAMidtown Art Cinemas 8
Fayetteville, GATinseltown 17
West Des Moines, IACentury 20 @ Jordan Creek
Deer Park, ILCentury Deer Park 16
Woodridge, ILCinemark 17  & IMAX – Woodridge
Indianapolis, INKeystone Art Cinema 7
Cambridge, MALandmark Kendall Square Cinema
Amherst, MAAmherst Cinema Arts Center 3
Greenbelt, MDOld Greenbelt Theatre
Birmingham, MIEmagine Palladium 15
Frontenac, MOPlaza Frontenac Cinema
Chapel Hill, NCChelsea Art Theater
Durham, NCCarolina Theatre – Durham
Teaneck, NJTeaneck Quad
Santa Fe, NMCCA Cinematheque
Albany, NYSpectrum 8
Bellmore, NYBellmore Playhouse 7
New City, NYMain Street Cinemas 1-6
New York, NYAngelika Film Center (6)
Rochester, NYLittle Theatre
Akron, OHNightlight Cinema
Columbus, OHCrosswoods 17
Columbus, OHGateway Film Center 8
Tulsa, OKCircle Cinema
Portland, ORCentury Clackamas 20
Philadelphia, PARitz 5 Movies
Fort Worth, TXGrand Berry Theatre
Sandy, UTMegaplex @ Jordan Commons
South Jordan, UTMegaplex Theatres at the District 20
Richmond, VAThe Byrd Theatre
Montpelier, VTSavoy
Shoreline, WACrest Cinema Center


Suggested Reading

by Pauli Murray

  • Proud Shoes: The Story of an American Family, 1956
  • Song in a Weary Throat, 1987
  • Dark Testament and Other Poems, 1970
  • Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray by Rosalind Rosenberg, 2017
  • The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice by Patricia Bell Scott, 2017
  • The Many Lives of Pauli Murray, The New Yorker by Kathryn Schulz, 2017

The Journey continues…

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