Produced by Oprah Winfrey, a new film will examine the immense legacy left behind by the Oscar winning Sidney Poitier: here’s the trailer.
Few actors can genuinely claim to be pioneers in their field, but Sidney Poitier was one of them. From In The Heat Of The Night, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, To Sir, With Love and many, many more, Poitier became the first Black man to win an Oscar, for Lilies Of The Field in 1963 (the first Black woman to win an Oscar was Hattie McDaniel for Gone With The Wind in 1940), and he directed nine features including Stir Crazy (a movie that remained a landmark for box office reasons for a long, long time)
Sidney is the new documentary that aims to celebrate Poitier’s “legacy as an iconic actor, filmmaker and activist at the center of Hollywood and the Civil Rights Movement”.
Winfrey, Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand, Halle Berry, Morgan Freeman, and Civil Rights Movement leader Andrew Young all appear in the documentary.
Directed by Reginald Hudlin, the film was made in close collaboration with the Poitier family.
Sidney will be released via Apple TV+ on the 23rd September. Watch the trailer below…
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