To Sidney, with Love — The Films of Sidney Poitier

Oct. 23–28, 2022

Please join us for an exciting retrospective of Hollywood icon Sidney Poitier’s most celebrated films. From popular classics to lesser-known gems, this series reflects the full range of Poitier’s dynamic on-screen persona as well as his immense skill behind the camera. Thoughtfully curated by Professor of Film at Vassar College and noted Poitier scholar Mia Mask, we hope this brief dive into Poitier’s work will delight long-time admirers and convert new fans.

–Saidah Russell, Programming Manager

Paris Blues Oct. 23, 2022 Diahann Carroll, Louis Armstrong, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, and Sidney Poitier star in this beautiful film written by blacklisted screenwriter…
A Raisin in the Sun Oct. 24, 2022 This screen adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s award-winning play stars Claudia McNeil, Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands, Ivan Dixon, Louis…
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Oct. 26, 2022 Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, and Katharine Houghton star in classical Hollywood’s (in)famous tale about a newly-betrothed interracial couple. …
To Sir, with Love Oct. 26, 2022 Sidney Poitier stars as Mark Thackeray, an immigrant to Britain from British Guiana who accepts a teaching position at North…
Buck and the Preacher Oct. 27, 2022 Sidney Poitier makes his directorial debut with this revisionist western about Exodusters seeking a better life on the frontier.  Set…
A Warm December Oct. 28, 2022 Poitier directs this sensitive and thoughtful film about a dashingly handsome widower who finds true love again. Dr. Matt Younger…

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