A RAISIN IN THE SUN – American Film Institute
A RAISIN IN THE SUN film still of Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee

A RAISIN IN THE SUN (1961) – AFI Movie Club

Adapted by Lorraine Hansberry from her stage play of the same name and named by AFI among the most inspiring films of all time, A RAISIN IN THE SUN (1961) chronicles the quintessentially American story of a struggling family combatting broken and deferred dreams. Directed by Daniel Petrie – who served as deputy Chair of...
A Raisin in the Sun Film Still - Sidney Poitier and Claudia McNeil

AFI Movie Club Tribute to Sidney Poitier: A RAISIN IN THE SUN

A RAISIN IN THE SUN, adapted by Lorraine Hansberry from her stage play of the same name, chronicles the quintessentially American story of a struggling family combatting broken and deferred dreams. The film stars AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Sidney Poitier and was ranked #65 on AFI’s 100 YEARS… 100 CHEERS list of the most...

Sidney Poitier Remembered

Sidney Poitier will forever stand at the very foundation of the American Film Institute – and the art form itself. Artist and activist – a leader and a light – he was and will remain an inspiration to all who dream of a greater tomorrow. A pioneer who touched the hearts and minds of generations...
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