A Raisin in the Sun
Director: Daniel Petrie Run Time: 128 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1961
Starring: Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Ivan Dixon, Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier
Lorraine Hansberry’s 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. Ruby Dee won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Ruth Younger in this landmark film.
Double Feature with ST. LOUIS BLUES
“Has everything to recommend it from intelligent dialog to ingenious photography; from honest and exciting characterization to sly artful fun.” – Marjory Adams, Boston Globe