Jewish Film Series Presents Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me
Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me is the first major film documentary to examine Davis' vast talent and his search for identity examined through the lens of the civil rights movement in 20th-century America. His career was vast and multi-faceted, yet his personal life was complex, complicated and contradictory. He frequently found himself confined by the bigotry of white America and the distaste of black America; he was the most public black figure to embrace Judaism, thereby yoking his identity to another persecuted minority.
This film is free and refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by Phil Spiegel and the Aptekar Family Endowment Fund for Film.