A Raisin in the Sun

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Released 1961

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Director:
Daniel Petrie
Released:
1961
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A Raisin in the Sun is a classic 1961 family drama starring Sidney Poitier about the struggles of an African-American family in post-war Chicago. The Younger family lives on the south side of Chicago. When the family patriarch passes away, the insurance payoff allows each family member to dream of a very different future. Matriarch Lena Younger (Claudia McNeil) wants to buy a home outside of the ghetto. Son Walter (Sidney Poitier) wants to invest in a liquor store with his friend, Willie Harris (Roy Glenn). Walter's wife, Ruth (Ruby Dee) may be pregnant. Youngest daughter Beneatha (Diana Sands) wants an education. Based on the Broadway success by playwright Lorraine Hansberry, the film captures the tensions within the family caused by the competing desires, and the hostility of the segregated times as they try to move beyond the limits of their current existence. The black-and-white drama was inducted into the National Film Archive in 2005 by the Library of Congress.

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    Social Issues, Family Dramas, Classics, African-American Drama