BlackAmericaWeb.com, By Janee Bolden, Posted September 24th 2022
Can’t say that we blame her, after watching the trailer for the upcoming Apple Originals film Sidney. The trailer reveals so many details from Sidney Poitier’s life, from his early childhood and young adulthood in his native Bahamas to his journey to the U.S. where he would face the harsh realities of a racist society. Despite the adversity, he overcame so many challenges and paved the way for countless others.
We love the point that Morgan Freeman made about Poitier never taking on a subservient role!
From producer Oprah Winfrey and directed by Academy Award nominee Reginald Hudlin, this revealing documentary honors the legendary Sidney Poitier and his legacy as an iconic actor, filmmaker and activist at the center of Hollywood and the Civil Rights Movement. Featuring candid interviews with Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Robert Redford, Lenny Kravitz, Barbra Streisand, Spike Lee and many more, the film is also produced by Derik Murray, in close collaboration with the Poitier family.
Produced by Oprah Winfrey, and hailing from Harpo Productions and Network Entertainment, the documentary is directed by Reginald Hudlin and written by Jesse James Miller. Derik Murray also serves as producer. Terry Wood, Catherine Cyr, Brian Gersh, Paul Gertz, Reginald Hudlin, Joanna Shimkus Poitier, Anika Poitier and Barry Krost executive produce.
Sidney is availableon Apple TV+ here.