A Raisin in the Sun

Director: Daniel Petrie Run Time: 128 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1961

Starring: Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Stephen Perry

Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark play comes to vivid life on the big screen thanks largely to a seasoned principal cast who had all performed the work in its original Broadway run. As the Younger family waits for a life insurance payout that they believe will improve their lives, it becomes apparent that each have a different idea of what that means.

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