Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me (2017)

  • Tribute to Sam Pollard
  • 1h 40m
  • USA

Composed of rare archival footage of Sammy Davis, Jr.’s filmed performances as well as interviews with Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Lewis, Billy Crystal, and more, Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me surveys the storied life of the multi-hyphenate entertainer and the political complexities that defined his 50-year career. Sam Pollard’s affectionate portrait captures Davis’s struggles with his identity throughout the shifting tides of civil rights and racial equality in the 20th century, from the Great Depression up to Davis’s death in 1990.


Sam Pollard



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