Category: The Season

World Premiere of ‘Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me’ in The Season at Villa La Pietra

Coming up in The Season at Villa La Pietra, the World Premiere of PBS biographical film of Sammy Davis Jr. directed by Sam Pollard and written by Laurence Maslon, who will be in attendance to present the film. It is the first documentary to examine the personal and artistic identity of this extraordinary entertainer in the context of the social and racial evolution of the 20th Century.

Sammy Davis Jr. (1925-1990) “was the ultimate hipster, who lived at both the margin and the center, who indeed brought the margin to the center of American life.”

– “Rat Pack’s Sammy Davis Jr. Lives on Through Daughter’s Stories”, NPR, May 8, 2014.

The film screening will be followed by a conversation with Laurence Maslon.

June 20, 6pm

Villa La Pietra

NYU Florence

For more information visit the Villa La Pietra Website.