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This lauded drama, written by legendary playwright Lorraine Hansberry, follows the Youngers, an African-American family living together in an apartment in Chicago. Following the death of their patriarch, they try to determine what to do with the substantial insurance payment they’ll soon receive. Walter Lee (Sidney Poitier) wants to make a business investment, while his mother, Lena (Claudia McNeil), is intent on buying a house for them all to live in—two differing views of the American Dream.
Join us for this masterpiece, presented in conjunction with our subsequent free community screening of LORRAINE HANSBERRY: SIGHTED EYES/ FEELING HEART, which examines the life of the film’s author, Lorraine Hansberry.
Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands