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A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

Directed by Daniel Petrie. Performers: Sidney Poitier, ClaudiaMcNeil, Ruby Dee. 1961 film based on the award-winning playabout a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Sideand the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each familymember sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and ofescape from grinding frustrations. Based on the play: A raisinin 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 theStudio System: A Re-evaluation of Hansberry'sOriginal 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 theOrdinary American Family: Raisin in the Sun." In:Visions of belonging : New England art and themaking 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)