A Raisin In The Sun at a/perture cinema

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Celebrating the life of a truly singular actor, filmmaker, and activist, Sidney Poitier.

A RAISIN IN THE SUN is a groundbreaking drama celebrating the human spirit, featuring an electrifying performance by Academy Award® winner Sidney Poitier (Best Actor, Lilies of the Field, 1963). The Younger family, frustrated with living in their crowded Chicago apartment, sees the arrival of a $10,000 insurance check as the answer to their prayers. Matriarch Lena Younger (Claudia McNeil) promptly puts a down payment on a house in an all-white suburban neighborhood. But the family is divided when Lena entrusts the balance of the money to her mercurial son Walter Lee (Poitier), against the wishes of her daughter (Diana Sands) and daughter-in-law (Ruby Dee). It takes the strength and integrity of this African-American family to battle against generations of prejudice to try to achieve their piece of the American Dream.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    127 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
  • Director
    Daniel Petrie
  • Screenwriter
    Lorraine Hansberry
  • Producer
    David Suskind and Phillip Rose
  • Cast
    Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee
  • Cinematographer
    Charles Lawton Jr.
  • Editor
    William A. Lyon and Paul Weatherwax
  • Composer
    Laurence Rosenthal