Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me | Virtual Screening

/Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me | Virtual Screening
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august, 2020

03aug7:00 pmSammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me | Virtual Screening

Event Details

This screening is part of our SHARED STORIES: THE INTERSECTION OF BLACK AND JEWISH EXPERIENCES IN AMERICA series (Every Monday night, July 13 – August 3)

Getting beyond his affiliation with the Rat Pack, director Samuel D. Pollard’s intimate portrait of Sammy Davis, Jr. paints a vivid picture of a child prodigy, world-class entertainer, and civil rights activist. Having achieved stardom during a period of American history fraught with racial barriers, the effervescent, tap-dancing icon struggled against prejudice and frequently courted controversy. In fact, one of his most memorable moves transpired off the dance floor when, while recovering from a serious car accident, he famously announced his decision to convert to Judaism.

A self-made success, it was Sammy Davis, Jr.’s extraordinary talent and resilience that propelled him to the top and established him as the musical legend we know today!

After registering, you will receive a Vimeo link to the film at 6:00 PM EST the evening of the screening. This link will be valid for 24 hours.

Time

(Monday) 7:00 pm

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