A Raisin in the Sun (1961 film)
|A Raisin in the Sun|
One of original theatrical posters
|Directed by||Daniel Petrie|
|Produced by||Philip Rose
|Written by||Lorraine Hansberry|
|Music by||Laurence Rosenthal|
|Cinematography||Charles Lawton, Jr.|
|Edited by||William A. Lyon
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
A Raisin in the Sun is a 1961 drama film, starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Roy Glenn, and Louis Gossett, and adapted from the play of the same name by Lorraine Hansberry. It follows a black family that wants a better life away from the city.
In 2005, A Raisin in the Sun was selected for preservation in the United States of America National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
- Sidney Poitier as Walter Lee Younger
- Ruby Dee as Ruth Younger
- Claudia McNeil as Lena Younger
- Diana Sands as Beneatha Younger
- Stephen Perry as Travis Younger
- John Fiedler as Karl Lindner
- Ivan Dixon as Joseph Asagai
- Louis Gossett as George Murchison
- Joel Fluellen as Bobo
- Roy Glenn as Willie Harris
- Louis Terrel as Herman
Ruby Dee won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress. Both Poitier and MacNeil were nominated for Golden Globe Awards, and Petrie received a special "Gary Cooper Award" at the 1961 Cannes Film Festival.
- "Festival de Cannes: A Raisin in the Sun". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-02-21.
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