2017 / 100 min. /
Director: Sam Pollard
Cast:

TJFF: SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I’VE GOTTA BE ME
“I’m Puerto Rican, Jewish, colored and married to a white woman — when I move into a neighborhood, I wipe it out” (Sammy Davis, Jr.) An exhilarating documentary that charts the life of the legendary, multi-talented performer—his complexities, contradictions and his determination to define himself on his own terms. Spike Lee collaborator, Sam Pollard intelligently examines this larger-than-life personality against the politics and prejudices of the times, with plenty of help from interviews with luminaries such as Billy Crystal, Norman Lear, Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg and Kim Novak. Featuring never-before-seen photographs from Davis’ vast personal collection and excerpts from his electric performances in television, film and concert.

Co-presented with: Toronto Black Film Festival
Sponsored by: Joan Sohn

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