Raisin In The Sun (1961) is a groundbreaking drama celebrating the human spirit, featuring an electrifying performance by Academy Award winner Sidney Poitier (Best Actor, Lilies of the Field, 1963).
Raisin In The Sun- “In My Mother’s House There Is Still God!”
The Younger family, frustrated with living in their crowded Chicago apartment, sees the arrival of a $10,000 insurance check as the answer to their prayers. Matriarch Lena Younger (Claudia McNeil) promptly puts a down payment on a house in an all-white suburban neighborhood.
Raisin In The Sun- Dance Walter Lee
But the family is divided when Lena entrusts the balance of the money to her mercurial son Walter Lee (Poitier), against the wishes of her daughter (Diana Sands) and daughter-in-law (Ruby Dee).
Raisin In The Sun- We Are Proud People
It takes the strength and integrity of this African-American family to battle against generations of prejudice to try to achieve their piece of the American Dream. The stellar cast includes Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Sidney Poitier, Ivan Dixon and Ruby Dee.