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Sammy Davis, Jr: I’ve Gotta Be Me

For tickets, call 856-696-4445

November 29

7:00 pm

$8

This film is 1 of 4 films in the 2018 International Film Festival brought to you by the Jewish Federation.

Doors: 6:30pm
Movie: 7:00pm
Run time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Concessions will be available for purchase.

To purchase tickets, please call Jewish Federation 856-696-4445
Tickets may also be purchased the night of the film at the Levoy Theatre.


Sammy Davis, Jr: I’ve Gotta Be Me
Director: Samuel D. Pollard
Genre: Documentary
Language: English

Sammy Davis, Jr.’s career was indisputably legendary; so vast and multi-faceted that it was dizzying in its scope and scale. And yet, his life was complex and contradictory. Davis strove to achieve the American Dream in a time of racial prejudice and swirling political change. He was the veteran of increasingly outdated show business traditions; he frequently found himself bracketed by the bigotry of white America and the distaste of Black America; and he was the most public black figure to embrace Judaism, thereby yoking his identity to another persecuted minority. Featuring interviews with  Billy Crystal, Norman Lear, Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg, and Kim Novak, and never-before-seen photographs from Davis’ vast personal collection, Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me explores the life and art of a uniquely gifted entertainer whose trajectory blazed across the major flashpoints of American society from the Depression through the 1980s.

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