Black Lounge Film Series presents Sammy Davis Jr. : I've Gotta Be Me, directed by Sam Pollard on Friday, February 16th at 6pm at the Overtown Performing Arts Center.
This is the first detailed documentary about the life of "Sammy Davis Jr." Black Lounge Film Series is a monthly film screening which brings the black global experience to Historic Overtown- Miami, FL.
Winner of the 2016 Knight Arts Challenge, The Black Lounge Film Series (BLFS) is a monthly film showcase, which brings award-winning Black films and its directors to Historic Overtown, Miami creating a hub for the most talented filmmakers, legendary and thought-provoking films about the African Diaspora experience.
About Sammy Davis Jr: I’ve Gotta Be Me
Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me is the first major film documentary to examine Davis’ vast talent and his journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th-century America. 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.