SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I’VE GOTTA BE ME
SNEAK PREVIEW! Sammy Davis, Jr.’s electrifying talent as a singer, dancer and actor is showcased in this must-see biopic that explores not only his relationship with the famed Rat Pack, but also the prejudice he faced as a black man. Through film clips and interviews with Frank Sinatra, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Harry Belafonte and Jerry Lewis, we learn about the controversial challenges Davis faced, including the backlash he experienced after he hugged Nixon during the 1972 presidential race and the pressure exerted on him to end his interracial romance with actress Kim Novak.
March 1st screening underwritten by Contra Costa JCC; Susan & Howard Geifman; Susan & Moses Libitzky.
March 6th screening underwritten by Aaron Metals; Selma & Paul Forkash.