Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry

Sighted Eyes, Feeling Heart

Streaming Video - 2017
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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.
Publisher: California Newsreel,, 2017
[San Francisco, California, USA] :, Kanopy Streaming,, 2018
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (118 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
digital
video file,MPEG-4,Flash

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