Sidney, an Apple TV+ documentary film, will be released on September 23, 2022.
Apple TV+ has released a documentary on Sidney's life. He, as an actor, filmmaker, and activist, is it worth a look? I'll update you as soon as I get a chance.
If you like movies, you know who Sidney Poitier is and his incredible work in the world of film. Whether it was his role in In the Heat of the Night or the director's chair in Uptown Saturday Night, Poitier was a gifted individual that stood out from the rest. However, this documentary revealed early on how he fought to enter the show business.
From the moment the film begins, filmmaker Reginald Hudlin knocks it out of the park. These are all stories from Poitier's mouth, making them stand out on their own.
With that being said, you can't help but appreciate all of these actors, directors, and other individuals in film about Poitier's influence on their lives. The amount of people he inspired by his work in cinema is astounding; without it, so many people wouldn't have chosen to make the leap.
Jesse James Miller's writing is paired with Hudlin's direction, and you notice that the film isn't messy or out of sync. Poitier's life is told from the beginning of time till the end of time. You come to appreciate certain parts of his journey.
Sidney is a school documentary that might be used in schools so that generations from now on will never forget these individuals who were truly groundbreaking for their work. I wish we could see more documentaries like this from Oprah's production company and this writer/director pairing.
Sidney is a wonderful portrait of an extraordinary human being. With a documentary, you want to know a person, understand their story, and understand their impact on other people, and this one fits all of those criteria.
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With an Apple TV+ subscription, you can watch this film.