Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me

Film Info
Director(s):Sam Pollard
Country:United States
Year:2017
Language:English
Running Time:100 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Boston
Sponsored By:Northeastern University Jewish Studies Program
Northeastern University Music Department

Description

Throughout his legendary career, Sammy Davis, Jr. strove for the American Dream despite the odds of racial prejudice. When Davis converted to Judaism, he yoked his identity to yet another persecuted minority. Electrifying performance excerpts, never-before-seen photographs, and interviews with renowned performers paint a vivid picture of this extraordinary artist’s life in this award-winning documentary.

 

November 7 screening preceded by a live performance by Cara Campanelli and Alex Olsen and followed by a conversation with director Samuel D. Pollard

 

Sponsored by the Northeastern University College of Social Sciences and Humanities Jewish Studies Program and Northeastern University College of Arts, Media and Design Department of Music, Media and Screen Studies Program 

 

November 11th screening sponsored by NewBridge on the Charles 

 

 

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