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Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me
SPONSORED BY
TINA AND WAYNE LEVENFELD


OPENING NIGHT GALA EVENT

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

Sunday, October 14, 2018 6:00 PM
OFJCC, Palo Alto

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Join us for the Opening Night event with a screening of the film Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me and special guests Manny Davis, son of Sammy Davis, Jr., and Obba Babatundé, a Tony Award nominated and Emmy Award winning actor, singer, dancer, director, writer and producer.

Discussion and reception to follow.



Sammy Davis Jr - Manny Davis
Manny Davis

Sammy Davis Jr - Obba  Babatunde
Obba Babatundé


Synopsis

Sammy Davis, Jr. had the kind of career that was indisputably legendary, and dizzying in its scope and scale. Yet, his life was complex, complicated and contradictory. Davis strove to achieve the American Dream in a time of racial prejudice and shifting political territory. He frequently found himself bracketed by the bigotry of white America and the distaste of black America; he was the most public black figure to embrace Judaism, thereby yoking his identity to another persecuted minority.


Film Details
Director:
Sam Pollard
Country:
USA
Language:
English
Running time:
100 min
Year:
2018
Genre: Documentary