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Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me 

When: Sat., Nov. 4, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 2017
Price: free
With director Pollard, SLIFF Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, and Gerald Early, Washington U. professor of English and Merle Kling professor of modern letters. Co-presented with Washington University Libraries. Featuring new interviews with such luminaries as Billy Crystal, Norman Lear, Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg, and Kim Novak, with never-before-seen photographs from Davis’ vast personal collection and excerpts from his electric performances, “Sammy Davis, Jr.” explores the life and art of a uniquely gifted entertainer. Filmmaker Sam Pollard, who receives SLIFF’s Lifetime Achievement Award, also co-directed another film at the fest: “ACORN and the Firestorm.”


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