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A Raisin in the Sun

1961

Cast: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee
Director: Daniel Petrie
Writer: Lorraine Hansberry
Cinematographer: Charles Lawton Jr.
Editor: William A. Lyon , Paul Weatherwax
Production Designers: Carl Anderson
Production Company: Paman--Doris Productions

A RAISIN IN THE SUN (1961), adapted from the Broadway play by Lorraine Hansberry, stars AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and AFI Founding Vice Chair Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands, all of whom recreated their roles in the film version. The film opened in March of 1961 at the Forum Theatre and Trans-Lux 52nd Street Theatre in New York City and later screened as one of the U.S. entries to the Cannes Film Festival. In addition to being part of the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry, A RAISIN IN THE SUN ranks #65 on AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Cheers list of the most inspiring films of all time… Learn more at the AFI Catalog

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