A Raisin in the Sun
Director: Daniel Petrie Run Time: 128 min. Release Year: 1961
Starring: Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Ivan Dixon, Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier
Celebrate the life of Sidney Poitier with one of his most memorable roles.
This lauded drama follows the Youngers, an African-American family living together in an apartment in Chicago. Following the death of their patriarch, they try to determine what to do with the substantial insurance payment they’ll soon receive. Opinions on what to do with the money vary. Walter Lee (Sidney Poitier) wants to make a business investment, while his mother, Lena (Claudia McNeil), is intent on buying a house for them all to live in — two differing views of the American Dream.
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