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A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

Directed by Daniel Petrie. Performers: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee. 1961 film based on 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. Based on the play: A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry. 128 min.

Credits andother information from the Internet Movie Database

Awards & Honors
National FilmRegistry Selection

Reviews and articles:
Ingle, Zachary. "White Fear" and the Studio System: A Re-evaluation of Hansberry's Original Screenplay of "A Raisin in the Sun." Literature Film Quarterly, 2009, Vol. 37Issue 3, p184-193, 10p Full-textof this article / review is available: UC users only
Rosenbaum, Julia B. "Reracializing the Ordinary American Family: Raisin in the Sun." In:Visions of belonging : New England art and the making of American identity / Julia B.Rosenbaum. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2006.(Fulltext available online [UCB users only]; Print:Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA E169 .S655 2004)