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Movies @Columbus Library Presents: A Raisin In The Sun (1961)


February 21, 2013

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 Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil & Ruby Dee                                                  Directed by Daniel Price                                                                                                        128 minutes; 1961

On Chicago's south side, the five members of the Younger family are waiting for a $10,000 check, their dead father's life insurance money.  The majority of family members agreed that the matriarch of the family can use the money as she sees fit.  However, Walter Lee the oldest son sees the money as an opportunity to better the life for himself, his wife, and their ten-year-old son.  

Based on the play A Raisin In the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry.