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In the years since the original screen version was made in 1961, A Raisin In The Sun has become a landmark in cinema - it was the point at which the entertainment industry started to take ordinary African-American life seriously. Like the 1961 version, this 2008 film adaptation takes its cast from a hit Broadway production, featuring the debut of hip-hop mogul Sean 'P Diddy' Combs. The cast also includes plenty of well-known faces including The Cosby Show's Phylicia Rashad. But although the film has a period setting, many of the issues dealt with in the film remain relevant today.
Julia Stiles is a teenage would-be ballerina, who moves to Chicago and discovers a taste for hip hop when she arrives at her new school.
11+ years 108 mins
A realistic film depicting urban African-American life in '70s LA, about a husband who has to work very long hours at a slaughterhouse.
14+ years 77 mins
Unsettling drama based on Toni Morrison's novel about a mysterious woman who enters the life of a former slave and is related to her disturbing past.
14+ years 165 mins
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