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Sammy Davis, Jr. : I've Got to Be Me

100 Minutes / English

SAMMY DAVIS JR.: I’VE GOTTA BE ME examines the life and art of an iconic entertainer as he blazed across the country from the Depression era through the 1980s. Directed by Peabody Award winning filmmaker Sam Pollard, this film focuses on Davis’s personal life and career while navigating the complex, complicated and often contradictory journey to achieve the American Dream in a time of racial prejudice and shifting political territory. Davis was the most public black figure to embrace Judaism, thereby hitching himself to another persecuted minority.

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