Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me


1 Hr. 52 Min.

Screening format: DCP
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Follow the legendary Sammy Davis Jr. as he navigates the racial prejudices and shifting political terrain of 20th century America. A documentary worthy of this complex, contradictory, and complicated figure, I've Gotta Be Me explores the career and art of this larger-than-life performer who found himself bracketed by the bigotry of White America and the scruitiny of civil rights-era Black America. New interviews (Norman Lear, Billy Crystal, and Whoopi Goldberg) combine with never-before-seen photos to provide an entirely fresh look at this icon who sat at the crossroads of cultural/racial identity.


Film Sponsor: Baird

Community Partners: ALIVE MKE, Woodruff Group, BlankSpaceMKE


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