The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show

Documentary | 75 min. | PG

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Film Info
Release Year:2020
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Yoruba Richen
Cast:Harry Belafonte
Whoopi Goldberg
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Dionne Warwick
Wesley Morris
Produced By:Valerie Thomas
Joan Walsh
Valerie Thomas
Screenwriter:Èlia Gasull Balada
Yoruba Richen
Music By:Wendell Hanes


"This is a totally fascinating piece of history that I had never heard of... Even though it was over 50 years ago, it couldn't be more relevant." – Christy Lemire, FilmWeek

"The overall feeling in watching "The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show" is one of hope and inspiration, and a reminder of some of the great artists of the 1960s." – G. Allen Johnson, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

"Recalls a remarkable week in pop culture that needs to be remembered and documented." - Joel Keller, DECIDER

In February 1968, Johnny Carson gave up his chair to legendary singer, actor and activist Harry Belafonte, who would become the first Black American to host a late night TV show for a whole week.

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