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

    Directed by Sam Pollard
    US | 100 minutes | True Stories

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

    Directed by Sam Pollard
    US | 100 minutes | True Stories

  • View Trailer

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

    Directed by Sam Pollard
    US | 100 minutes | True Stories

Equal parts heart wrenching and exhilarating, this revelatory documentary follows one of show business’ greatest entertainers from a three-year-old tap dancing phenom through his time with the Rat Pack, facing opposition from both sides of the civil rights debate on his quest for his own American dream.

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January 5, 2018 12:45 PM Annenberg Theater Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Equal parts heart wrenching and exhilarating, the compelling story of one of show business’ greatest entertainers comes to the screen in Peabody award-winning filmmaker Sam Pollard’s revelatory documentary. Whether it was his uncanny impression of Bogey or his mesmerizing tap skills, Sammy Davis, Jr. drew rapturous applause from audiences across the globe. Knowing the stardom he achieved, his meteoric rise may seem as if it was inevitable, but in reality his journey to achieve his own American dream faced opposition and contradictions from both sides of the civil rights debate. Pollard illuminates the life of this complex individual through revealing footage, from Davis as a three-year-old tap dancing phenom through his time crooning with the Rat Pack. Featuring interviews with such greats as Quincy Jones, Jerry Lewis, Kim Novak, Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg, Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me returns this consummate entertainer to the spotlight.

film details

Country: US
Year: 2017
Running Time: 100 minutes
Language: English
Director: Sam Pollard
Producers: Sally Rosenthal, Michael Kantor
Cinematographers: Mead Hunt, Allan Palmer
Editor: Steven Wechsler
Music: Christopher Rife
Screenwriter: Laurence Maslon

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