Schomburg Rewind Film Series: SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I'VE GOTTA BE ME

From April 18, 2018 15:00 until April 18, 2018 16:40
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FILM: SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I'VE GOTTA BE ME

The first major film documentary to examine Davis’ vast talent and his journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th-century America. Sammy Davis, Jr. had the kind of career that was indisputably legendary, so vast and multi-faceted that it was dizzying in its scope and scale. And yet, his life was complex, complicated and contradictory. Davis strove to achieve the American Dream in a time of racial prejudice and shifting political territory. The documentary features new interviews with such luminaries as Billy Crystal, Norman Lear, Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg and Kim Novak, with never-before-seen photographs from Davis’ vast personal collection and excerpts from his electric performances in television, film and concert. (Source: Menemsha Films)

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