Black Lounge Film Series Presents “Sammy Davis Jr.; I’ve Gotta Be Me”

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    When:
    February 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    2018-02-16T18:00:00-05:00
    2018-02-16T22:00:00-05:00
    Where:
    Overtown Performing Arts Center
    1074 Northwest 3rd Avenue Miami
    FL 33136
    Cost:
    $5-$16

    Black Lounge Film Series 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. On Friday, February, 16th at 6pm at the Overtown Performing Arts Center join BLFS with a special screening of Sammy Davis Jr. : I’ve Gotta Be Me.

    About The Film

    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.

    View Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWVJyj66nAg&t=44s

    Tickets are $16 for General Admission

    Overtown Residents pay $5 (ID Required)

    Tickets for this screening are non-refundable.