A Raisin in the Sun

1961, 128m, 35mm, U.S.

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened July 28–29, 2017

After their patriarch’s death, a struggling Chicago family—including ambitious chauffeur Sidney Poitier, put-upon wife Ruby Dee, and matriarch Claudia McNeil—clash over how to spend the substantial insurance policy they’ve inherited. This powerful adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s iconic play has the original stage cast all reprising their roles, and sensitive direction by underrated journeyman Daniel Petrie (Lifeguard).

A film by Daniel Petrie