This fall, dive into the life of screen legend Sidney Poitier in a new Apple TV+ documentary.
The film, which was produced by Oprah Winfrey in close collaboration with the Poitier family, explores the life and legacy of Poitier as an actor, filmmaker, and activist during the Civil Rights Movement.
Sidney includes interviews with Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Robert Redford, Lenny Kravitz, Barbra Streisand, Spike Lee, and many more. You can watch the trailer for the film below now.
Some of Poitier’s best-known film credits include In the Heat of the Night, The Defiant Ones, and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. In 1964, he became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for Lilies of the Field. Poitier also received a number of lifetime achievement awards and accolades for his film career and activism. A few of these include the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and an honorary knighthood (KBE). He passed away earlier this year at 94 years old.
Sidney comes from Academy Award nominated director Reginald Hudlin and writer Jesse James Miller. Derik Murray produces alongside Winfrey. The film’s executive producers include Terry Wood, Catherine Cyr, Brian Gersh, Paul Gertz, Reginald Hudlin, Joanna Shimkus Poitier, Anika Poitier, and Barry Krost.
The film will premiere in select theaters and globally on Apple TV+ on September 23.