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Sidney stands proud as a gripping portrait of Poitier [Apple TV+ review] ★★★★☆


'Sidney' review: Sidney Poitier bears all in new Apple TV+ documentary.★★★★☆
Sidney Poitier bears all in new documentary Sidney.
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New Apple TV+ documentary Sidney tells the story of the great actor and activist Sidney Poitier. Filmed just before his death in January 2022, the film delivers a gripping, first-person chronicle of a man discovering himself, finding his talent, and divining the character of the country he called home.

Irreplaceable guests like Greg Tate, Spike Lee and Harry Belafonte join Poitier to recount his life and times in the excellent Sidney, from director Reginald Hudlin and producer Oprah Winfrey.

Sidney Poitier doc explores legendary actor’s legacy [Trailer]


First Sidney trailer explores Poitier’s powerful legacy
Sidney honors a legend and his legacy as an iconic actor, filmmaker and activist.
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Sidney Poitier was the first Black man to win an Oscar for Best Actor. His willingness to stand up to racism made him both loved and hated in 1960s America. An Apple TV+ documentary honoring his life and legacy premieres September 23.

A trailer for the film, called simply Sidney, debuted Tuesday.