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Friends Friday Film Reel Talk: “Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes Feeling Heart”
September 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Register to receive the Zoom join link and password, for a fascinating discussion with award-winning filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain.
Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart: (2017) Directed by Tracy Heather Strain. This documentary sheds valuable light on all aspects of Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun, including the daunting challenge of securing investment and a venue for this production about a working-class Black family, the casting process, artistic debates, and finally its public reception.
The film features interviews with the play’s original cast members: Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Louis Gossett, Jr., and Glynn Turman; director Lloyd Richards, producer Phil Rose, supporter Harry Belafonte as well as writer Amiri Baraka, along with excerpts from the 1961 Hollywood movie.
Winner of the 2018 Peabody Award for Best Stories of 2018. Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival. Winner of the John O’Connor Award from the American Historical Association.
Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival. Winner of the John O’Connor Award from the American Historical Association.
Access to Friends Friday Films virtual streaming is free to patrons with a Greenwich Library card, using Kanopy.