A Raisin in the Sun

Cinematheque

This acclaimed classic drama that stars Sidney Poitier 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. Opinions on what to do with the money vary. 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.

Showings – select to order tickets:
Feb 22nd @ 6:00 pm @ SFF Cinematheque
  • Year:
    1961
  • Runtime:
    128 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Director:
    Daniel Petrie
  • Screenwriter:
    Lorraine Hansberry
  • Cast:
    Daniel Petrie and starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Roy Glenn, and Louis Gossett Jr.
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