Today, Apple unveiled the trailer for the new documentary film “Sidney”, produced by Oprah Winfrey.
From producer Oprah Winfrey and directed by Oscar nominee Reginald Hudlin, this eye-opening documentary pays homage to the legendary Sidney Poitier and his legacy as an iconic actor, filmmaker and activist at the center of Hollywood and the civil rights movement. Featuring candid interviews with Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Robert Redford, Lenny Kravitz, Barbra Streisand, Spike Lee and many more, the film is also produced by Derik Murray, working closely with the Poitier family.
The actor has been recognized twice by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The first time was when actress Anne Bancroft presented Poitier with the Best Actor Oscar for Lilies of the Field at the 36th Academy Awards.
Sidney Poitier received an honorary Oscar, presented by Denzel Washington, for lifetime achievement at the 74th Academy Awards.
Produced by Oprah Winfrey and sourced from Harpo Productions and Network Entertainment, the documentary is directed by Reginald Hudlin and written by Jesse James Miller. Derik Murray is also a producer. Terry Wood, Catherine Cyr, Brian Gersh, Paul Gertz, Reginald Hudlin, Joanna Shimkus Poitier, Anika Poitier and Barry Krost serve as executive producers.
“Sidney” will have its world premiere on Apple TV+ on September 23, 2022.