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Film: Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me
May 3, 2020
7:00pm

SAMMY DAVIS JR.: I’VE GOTTA BE ME
FACILITATOR: Filmmaker or writer, TBD
Free/members, $5/non-members

This is the first major film documentary to examine Davis’ vast talent and his journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th-century America. Sammy Davis Jr. had the kind of career that was indisputably legendary, and yet, his life was complex, complicated and contradictory. Davis strove to achieve the American Dream in a time of racial prejudice and shifting political territory. He was the veteran of increasingly outdated show business traditions trying to stay relevant; he frequently found himself bracketed by the bigotry of white America and the distaste of black America; he was the most public black figure to embrace Judaism, thereby yoking his identity to another persecuted minority.

 Featuring new interviews with such luminaries as Billy Crystal, Norman Lear, Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg and Kim Novack.

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