NCMA Matinee: A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun (1961). Directed by Daniel Petrie, drama, 127 min., PG
About the film
This lauded drama follows the Youngers, an African American family living together in an apartment in Chicago. Following the death of their patriarch, they try to determine what to do with the substantial insurance payment they’ll soon receive. Opinions vary. Walter Lee (Sidney Poitier) wants to make a business investment, while his mother, Lena (Claudia McNeil), is intent on buying a house for them all to live in—two differing views of the American dream.
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