Movies Houstonians Love: A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun movie
Photo courtesy of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Mayor Sylvester Turner will introduce the award-winning drama A Raisin in the Sun, his selection for the Movies Houstonians Love series. This film adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s socially conscious play features powerful performances by the original Broadway cast: Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Ivan Dixon, Louis Gossett Jr., and John Fiedler.

A Raisin in the Sun follows the Youngers, a black Chicago family aspiring to achieve the American Dream. The matriarch, Lena (Claudia McNeil), receives an insurance payment and plans to buy a house in a better neighborhood, but her son, Walter (Sidney Poitier), wants to invest it in a liquor store that will generate income. Tensions among the family members are complicated by the resistance of white residents who live near the new home.

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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


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