A Spring Salute to Sidney Poitier

May 21, 2022

May 21, 2022

1:00 PM To 4:00 PM

Amanda Cinema at ARRAY, 180 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, 90026


Free at arrayplay.com

Event Description

Gather round film lovers for ARRAY’s special tribute to the extraordinary screen star Mr. Sidney Poitier. ARRAY is opening the doors of Amanda Cinema to feature two of Poitier’s beautiful classic works, PARIS BLUES and NO WAY OUT.
In conjunction with this one-day double feature showing, our ARRAY 101 initiative will debut the newest learning companion for the three-part docu-series THEY’VE GOTTA HAVE US. Engaging audiences with interactive discussions, this event goes beyond the screen to prompt discussions about Mr. Poitier’s undeniable legacy as an artist and activist.

In Sidney Poitier’s first feature film NO WAY OUT, a hospital’s only Black doctor is assigned to treat two white brothers who have been shot. When one dies on the operating table, it causes tension within the town that could start a race riot. Also starring: Richard Widmark; Linda Darnell; Stephen McNally

In a potent collision of race, romance and jazz, PARIS BLUES chronicles the passionate relationship of two couples embarking on intellectual and artistic adventures in turbulent times. Also starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Diahann Carroll, and Louis Armstrong


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