Directed by Reginald Hudlin

Sidney Poitier was one of the most gifted and charismatic actors the cinema has ever known. This sweeping documentary crafts a richly detailed portrait, surveying Poitier’s films, life story, and litany of accomplishments as an artist and activist who forever changed what it means to be Black in America.

Poitier’s own words provide the narration, while his contemporaries and the holders of his legacy detail just how extraordinary his rise was, from early failure at the American Negro Theater to Oscar-nominated roles in films like The Defiant Ones, to becoming the living, big-screen embodiment of America’s hopes for racial justice.

111 minutes

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