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A Raisin in the Sun
Call Number: PN 1997 .R355 1961B - DVD 399 DVD P55 DVD P6 DVD B18
Publication Date: 1989 - Originally released as a motiion picture in 1961
Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations.
CAST includes: Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee
A Patch of Blue
Call Number: PN1997 .P38 2009 - DVD 2046
Publication Date: 2009 - Originally released as a motion picture in 1965
Selena D'Arcy is accidentally blinded by her prostitute mother, Rose-Ann, at the age of five. For the next 13 years she is confined in the tiny Los Angeles apartment that they share with her grandfather. One afternoon at the local park, Selena meets Gordon Ralfe, an office worker whose kind treatment of her results in her falling in love with him, unaware that he is black. They continue to meet in the park every afternoon and he teaches her how to get along in the city. But when Rose-Ann learns of their relationship, she forbids Selena from having anything more to do with him. Selena continues to meet Gordon despite Rose-Ann's fury.
CAST includes: Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman
To Sir With Love
Call Number: PN1997 .T629 1966B - DVD 226
Publication Date: 1999 (originally 1966 motion picture)
A teacher in England abandons the traditional curriculum of education in dealing with a class of students rejected by other schools
CAST - Sidney Poitier, Lulu, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts, Suzy Kendall
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Call Number: PN1995.9 .M45 G8477 - DVD 1278 ; DVD B45 ; DVD P88.
Publication Date: 2008 (original release 1967)
Crusading newspaper publisher Matt Drayton's liberal principles are put to the test when his daughter, Joey, announces her engagement to John Prentice, an internationally renowned African-American physician. While Matt's wife, Christina, readily accepts Joey's decision, Matt intends to withhold his consent, forgetting that when it comes to matters of the heart, true love is colorblind.
CAST - Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton
In the Heat of the Night
Call Number: PN1997 .I58 I58 2008 - DVD 2034 ; DVD B42
Publication Date: 2008 - Originally realeased as a motion picture in 1967
A black Philadelphia homicide detective reluctantly assists a white sheriff in solving a murder in 1960s North Carolina.
CAST includes: Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger