Sammy Davis, Jr: I’ve Gotta Be Me
Through fantastic performances, star-studded interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage, this documentary pays tribute to the legendary Sammy Davis, Jr. From a very young age, Sammy displayed his larger-than-life talents to multiple audiences, often fighting prejudice and racism along the way. From Civil Rights marches, to entertaining the troops in Vietnam, to his controversial support of Nixon – Sammy connected with the world beyond entertainment. Interviewees include Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg, and Billy Crystal. Senior film will followed by a dessert reception.
This program is made possible by The Cedars Retirement Community.
“Fast-paced and classically constructed” Hollywood Reporter Review
“delightful and entertaining” Jerusalem Post
“invites a renewed appreciation of Davis, not only as a trailblazer but as a showman.” Film Forward
Documentary / Dir: Sam Pollard / USA / 2017 / 100 min
Toronto International Film Festival; Haifa International Film Festival; DocNYC; Philadelphia Film Festival; Chicago International Film Festival