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A raisin in the sun / screenplay by Lorraine Hansberry ; produced by David Susskind and Philip Rose ; directed by Daniel Petrie.

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Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Series Information

Criterion collection ; 945.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library DVD FIC RAISIN (Text) 37500004973604 New Items Available -
Perry Co PL - Tell City Main Library DVD RAI (Text) 70621000221231 DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681435022
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (128 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Special edition.
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1961.
Based on the play by Lorraine Hansberry.
Special features: New, restored 4K digital transfer ; interview from 1961 with playwright/screenwriter Lorraine Hansberry ; new interview with Imani Perry, author of Looking for Lorraine ; episode of Theater talk from 2002 featuring producer Philip Rose and actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis ; excerpt from Black theatre: the making of a movement (1978), with a new introduction by director Woodie King Jr. ; new interview with film scholar Mia Mask, coeditor of Poitier revisited ; interview from 2002 with director Daniel Petrie ; trailer ; plus: an essay by scholar Sarita Cannon and author James Baldwin's 1969 tribute to Hansberry, "Sweet Lorraine."
Participant or Performer Note:
Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil.
Summary, etc.:
Members of an African American family living in a cramped Chicago apartment, in this deeply resonant tale of dreams deferred. Following the death of their patriarch, the Youngers await a life insurance check they hope will change their circumstances, but tensions arise over how best to use the money.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, NTSC, wide screen presentation; Dolby mono.
Language Note:
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject: African American families > Illinois > Chicago > Drama.
Home ownership > Illinois > Chicago > Drama.
Insurance claims > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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