This Saturday, February 22nd at 6pm, we are showing an acclaimed classic drama that stars Sidney Poitier. “A Raisin in the Sun,” written by Lorraine Hansberry, 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.
Celebrate Black History month by watching this great classic on the big screen. Running time: 128 minutes. The film is introduced by Gus Mollasis of At the Movies with Gus Mollasis with a Q&A to follow.
An award-winning project, SFF’s Cinematheque program is an ongoing series of screenings of classic Hollywood and foreign films as well as arthouse and indie standouts. SFF members enjoy half-price admission to all Cinematheque events. Tickets are $10, $5 for members/students.
Drinks, snacks and popcorn available for sale. The screenings take place at the SFF Cinematheque (500 Tallevast Rd. #105, Sarasota, FL 34243 – near the SRQ/Bradenton Airport).
See you at the movies!
Photo from SFF Cinematheque