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«Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me» is coming on the screens of the cinemas, created by the great director Samuel D. Pollard, which is famous for films such as «Acorn & The Firestorm», «Maynard»

The movie «Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me» produced by PBS Networks company

The film features actors are Billy Crystal as , 1948 year of birth, the success of which brought the role in Monsters, Inc., and Norman Lear as , whose best film was If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast

Film description: Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me is the first major film documentary to examine the performer’s vast career and his journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th-century America. Sammy Davis, Jr., had the kind of career that was indisputably legendary, vast in scope and scale.

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Duration: 2 minutes 38 seconds
Quality: HD

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Wendy Eley Jackson:
I'm so proud of this documentary! Go Sam Pollard!
Erika Bardere:
I watched this at my local film festival a year ago and it was the most incredible thing I've watched. You feel every single emotion possible while watching this. Tears were pouring out of my eyes during the scene when Michael Jackson sang to him, thanking him for paving the way for black musicians at Sammy's 60th party
looking forward to this
The first thing they show is Sammy diminishing his race. Based on this trailer, I see the whole film probably going to show him 1. Why blacks don't like him and 2. How he assimilate into the white race. I hope I am wrong but more than likely, this is the case when you have non-people of color or more specifically non African-Africans/Blacks descendant of slaves producing/directing editing such productions. I hope I am wrong and look forward to watching it at Toronto (if I'm allowed). Update: If Sam Pollard, one of my favorite producer/editors is behind this, then he must have reasons. I hope he did not sell out.
I love his singing.
Baby Irene:
A magical being Why are documentaries full of people saying dumb stuff?
February 19, 2019 is when this airs on PBS.
Carole Di Tosti:
There is NO PLACE FOR NAZIS, for the KKK and for White Supremacists in the Trump Administration!!! None! 45 MUST DISAVOW the KKK, White Supremacists and the Nazis who have been emboldened by his weaknesses and moral failures to NOT need these people to vote for him...a lie. Putin, the key racist is the one who put him in the presidency. 45 MUST disavow these groups and say he DOES NOT SUPPORT THEM. How can anyone in these groups be "fine" people. Is 45 mental????? The Bushes...41 and 43 disavowed them. The Republican party is in free fall. All the Independents and Conservatives are heading toward the opposite direction of the ALT RIGHT which is NOT REPUBLICAN. It is its own party of hate, hate, hate and home grown terrorism. If 45 doesn't have the moral courage to call them down? Then he is toast.
Cannot wait to see this!!