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Oprah Winfrey’s upcoming documentary about Sidney Poitier’s life and career has released a trailer

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The Oprah Winfrey-produced documentary on Sidney Poitier‘s amazing life and career has just released its teaser on Apple TV+, giving one of cinema’s most recognizable and innovative performers of all time his due. Reginald Hudlin is the director of “Sidney,” which will debut in cinemas and online on Apple TV+ on September 23. When Sidney Poitier won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1964, he created history by being the first Black man to do so.

Oprah Winfrey's upcoming documentary about Sidney Poitier's life and career has released a trailer
According to @Deadline, the film examines Sidney Poitier’s “history as an iconic actor, filmmaker, and activist at the center of Hollywood and the Civil Rights Movement” in great detail. Hollywood’s biggest stars and other Oscar winners, such as Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Halle Berry, Morgan Freeman, Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey, and Civil Rights Movement pioneer Andrew Young, also feature in the movie.

In the movie, Sidney Poitier—who passed away in January of this year at the age of 94—speaks extensively about a number of subjects, including his upbringing in the Bahamas and his refusal to perform in clichéd or humiliating parts. “I returned from the Bahamas feeling good about myself. And as soon as I stepped off the ship, Americans started telling me, “You’re not who you think you are.” Hollywood had a tendency to treat Black people with the utmost disdain. He is heard saying, “I said, ‘I cannot play that,'” in the trailer.

‘Sidney’ was produced, according to a press release announcing the film, “in close collaboration with the Poitier family,” who worked with Hudlin and Winfrey to make sure the finished product would honor Sidney Poitier’s legacy.

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