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Title Lorraine Hansberry : sighted eyes, feeling heart.

Publication Info. California Newsreel, 2017.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kanopy Streaming Video  Streaming Video    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (118 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Playing Time 015749
Description two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
Event Originally produced by California Newsreel in 2017.
Summary 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. Additionally the film reveals how central feminism was to her ideas and boldly acknowledges (using her diary entries) her same gender relationships and private lesbian identity before the appearance of the gay rights movement.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965.
Romance films.
Dramatists, American -- 20th century -- Drama.
African American theater.
Race relations.
African American dramatists -- Biography -- 20th century.
American drama -- 20th century.
Women dramatists -- 20th century.
African American dramatists.
American drama.
Dramatists, American.
Women dramatists.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Added Author Strain, Tracy Heather, film director.
Rose, Anika Noni, 1972- contributor.
Richardson, LaTanya, 1949- contributor.
California Newsreel (Firm), Distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), Distributor.
Music No. 5575174 Kanopy

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