A Raisin in the Sun

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FEATURE | United States | 128 MINUTES | English |

A RAISIN IN THE SUN

Drama

A Black family living in a cramped Chicago tenement in the 1940s have the opportunity to improve their social standing via an insurance-policy check, but are in disagreement about how best to spend the windfall. Lorraine Hansberry adapted the script from her hit Broadway play.

This screening is co-hosted by the Lorraine Hansberry Initiative, which provides scholarship to women and non-binary dramatic writers of color in graduate school, as well as a touring sculpture honoring the great American playwright Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun’s playwright. The sculpture will be unveiled June 9th in Times Sq. and will travel to The Schomberg Center and Brooklyn Bridge Park before embarking its national tour. To learn more please go to https://lorrainehansberryinitiative.org

Mamie Hansberry, Lorraine’s sister, aged 99 and Taye Hansberry will give the introductory remarks.


CAST & CREDITS

Director
Daniel Petrie
Producer
Ronald H. Gilbert, Philip Rose, David Susskind
Screenwriter
Lorraine Hansberry
Cinematographer
Charles Lawton Jr.
Editor
William A. Lyon, Paul Weatherwax
Music
Laurence Rosenthal
Cast
Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee