Film

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me

Friday, May 4
11:30am

Location: Clairidge Cinema 2

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Saturday, May 5
2:15pm

Location: Clairidge Cinema 2

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Sunday, May 6
3:30pm

Location: Clairidge Cinema 2

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$14 Regular / $10 Matinee
$12 for Members / $8 for Matinee (not a member?)

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. With never-before-seen photographs from Davis’s vast personal collection, and excerpts from his electric performances in television, film, and concert, SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I’VE GOTTA BE ME explores the life and art of a uniquely gifted entertainer whose trajectory blazed across the major flashpoints of American society from the Depression through the 1980s.

This screening is co-presented by Chubb.

Q&A with director Sam Pollard at the May 5th screening only.