Produced by Oprah Winfrey, a new film will examine the immense legacy left by Oscar winner Sidney Poitier: here is the trailer.
Few actors can truly claim to be pioneers in their field, but Sidney Poitier was one of them. Of In the heat of the Night, Guess who’s coming to dinner, To sir, with love and many more, Poitier became the first black man to win an Oscar, for field lily in 1963 (the first black woman to win an Oscar was Hattie McDaniel for carried away by the wind in 1940), and he directed nine feature films including stir crazy (a film that remained a landmark for box office reasons for a long, long time)
sydney is the new documentary that aims to celebrate “Poitiers’ legacy as an iconic actor, filmmaker and activist at the center of Hollywood and the civil rights movement”.
Winfrey, Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand, Halle Berry, Morgan Freeman and civil rights leader Andrew Young all appear in the documentary.
Directed by Reginald Hudlin, the film was made in close collaboration with the Poitier family.
sydney will be released via Apple TV+ on September 23. Watch the trailer below…
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