Lorraine Hansberry Sighted eyes, feeling heart

Tracy Heather Strain, Anika Noni Rose, 1972-, LaTanya Richardson, 1949-

Streaming video - 2017

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 Harr...y 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.

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Genres
Romance films
Documentary films
Online Access
A Kanopy streaming video
Cover Image
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : California Newsreel 2017.
2018.
Language
English
Item Description
Title from title frames.
Physical Description
1 online resource (streaming video file) (118 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Playing Time
01:57:49
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Access
AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
Other Authors
Tracy Heather Strain (film director), Anika Noni Rose, 1972- (contributor), LaTanya Richardson, 1949-