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

Feature | NR | 100 min
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Maryland Hall Main Theater Fri, Mar 23, 2018 7:30 PM
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St. John's College FSK Auditorium Sun, Mar 25, 2018 6:45 PM
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Film Info
Section:Feature Documentary
Release Year:2017
Runtime:100 mins
Film Type:Feature
Production Country:USA
Director:Sam Pollard
Produced By:Sally Rosenthal
Screenwriter:Steven Wechsler
Editing By:Steven Wechsler
Music By:Christopher Rife


The full life of legendary singer, dancer, comic, actor and all-around entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr., takes center stage in this documentary about the ups and downs of his life and career. Already performing at the age of three, Davis blazed trails as one of the first black performers to break into the white entertainment world, and who took political stands that inspired and infuriated friends and foes alike. Accomplished editor, director and longtime Spike Lee collaborator Sam Pollard compiles rarely seen footage of Davis’ life, along with interviews with those who knew and loved him — including Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Quincy Jones, Jerry Lewis, Kim Novak and more — to tell the story of an American icon who often paid a price for being a true original individual.