Lorraine Hansberry

Bud Watch Party ~ Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

Sunday, February 19, 2023 - 12:00am
Monday, February 20, 2023 - 12:00am
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 12:00am
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - 12:00am
Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 12:00am
Friday, February 24, 2023 - 12:00am
Saturday, February 25, 2023 - 12:00am
Sunday, February 26, 2023 - 12:00am
Monday, February 27, 2023 - 12:00am
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 12:00am
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 12:00am
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A documentary for Black History Month honors the life & work of a treasured American playwright

This documentary sheds valuable light on all aspects of Lorraine Hansberry's play, A Raisin in the Sun, including the daunting challenge of securing investment and a venue for this production about a working class Black family, the casting process, artistic debates and finally its public reception. The film features interviews with the play’s original cast members, Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Louis Gossett, Jr. and Glynn Turman, director Lloyd Richards, producer Phil Rose, supporter Harry Belafonte as well as writer Amiri Baraka along with excerpts from the 1961 Hollywood movie.

Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival. Winner of the John O’Connor Award from the American Historical Association.

Stream the 107-minute film at the link. Log on to Kanopy to watch for free with your library card.

About Bud's Watch Party

In addition to our in-person film screenings in Library Hall, Bud Werner Library continues to spearhead special opportunities to view hot documentaries at home. The library hopes that you'll enjoy watching these thoughtful films, then come together for community conversations to share the experience.