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BEST OF THE FEST:
Sammy Davis, Jr.

  •   Sam Pollard
  •   United States
  •   Best of the Fest, Black Perspectives, Documentary

The Audience Favorite of the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival.

Synopsis

Singer, dancer, and actor; “Rat Pack” legend; civil rights activist; Jewish convert; and Nixon supporter—the life of Sammy Davis, Jr. defies expectations and easy categorization. Charting the performer’s surprising journey across the major flashpoints of contemporary American history, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Sam Pollard interviews such luminaries as Billy Crystal, Jerry Lewis, and Whoopi Goldberg and culls together an array of electric performances for this captivating exploration of the man, his talents and the struggle for identity.

Sponsor(s)

Sponsors

AARP Chicago


Event Information

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6:00pm

  •   100 minutes
LOCATION
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States


Film Credits

  •   Laurence Maslon
  •   Sally Rosenthal, Michael Kantor
  •   Steven Wechsler
  •   Billy Crystal, Norman Lear, Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg, Kim Novak
  •   THIRTEEN Productions LLC

  •  2017

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