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Category: DramaNotable as: DramaSub-Category: Family Drama, Family, DramaNarrative location: ChicagoRuntime: 128 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Daniel PetrieScreenwriter: Lorraine HansberryMusic: Laurence RosenthalCinematography: Charles Lawton Jr.Stars: Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil, Ivan Dixon, John Fiedler, Louis Gossett, Jr., Joel Fluellen, Diana Sands, Roy GlennProducer: Philip RoseAwards won: National Film RegistryAward details: (details at IMDb)

A Raisin in the Sun is a 1961 drama film, starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Roy Glenn, and Louis Gossett, and adapted from the play of the same name by Lorraine Hansberry. It follows a black family that wants a better life away from the city. In 2005, A Raisin in the Sun was selected for preservation in the United States of America National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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