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‘Sidney’ Director Reginald Hudlin Says He ‘Doesn’t Exist’ Without the Work of Sidney Poitier

After making his documentary about the Hollywood icon, the director reflected to IndieWire, “Sidney was doing exactly what we as a people needed him to do.” Marcus Jones | IndieWire When director Reginald Hudlin finished his first documentary “The Black Godfather,” which profiled one of the most influential figures in Black Hollywood…

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Reginald Hudlin Says Hardest Part Of Making ‘Sidney’ Was “Mourning” Every Sidney Poitier Story He Couldn’t Fit In – Contenders New York

Sean Piccoli | Deadline The challenge in making Sidney — about the pioneering Black actor, filmmaker and activist Sidney Poitier — was knowing where to stop, director Reginald Hudlin said during an appearance for Deadline’s Contenders Film: New York event at The Times Center in Manhattan. “He had a long life, and every year of his…

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UB Spotlight: Oprah, Reggie Hudlin & Derik Murray Talk ‘SIDNEY’

Apple’s Original Film, “SIDNEY” is now available on Apple TV+. The film is a revealing documentary that honors the legendary Sidney Poitier and his legacy as an iconic actor, filmmaker and activist at the center of Hollywood and the Civil Rights Movement. Sidney is produced by Oprah Winfrey and directed…

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What Telling Someone Else’s Story Can Teach You About Your Own Story

Director Reginald Hudlin explains what he learned about his own life from making a documentary celebrating the life of Sidney Poitier. BY PRINCESS GABBARA | Oprah Daily Since the release of Apple TV+’s Sidney—an Oprah-produced documentary about Sidney Poitier’s remarkable life, impact, and legacy—director Reginald Hudlin’s inbox has been inundated with both praise…

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Reginald Hudlin directed a doc about Sidney Poitier. It was his way of saying ‘thank-you’

The moment that he created through his work was so big and was happening so fast that by the time he’s making Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, it had gone to another place Chris Night | National Post Filmmaker Reginald Hudlin still remembers meeting Sidney Poitier at a Hollywood party…

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‘Sidney’ Review: Poitier Finally Gets the Documentary He Deserves

Christian Blauvelt | IndieWire No one is better at telling Sidney Poitier’s story than Sidney Poitier himself. The brilliance of Reginald Hudlin’s documentary for Apple TV+ is that it lets him do just that. An incredibly gifted storyteller, Poitier, who died at age 94 in January 2022, opens “Sidney” by saying in voiceover, “I was…

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Review: ‘Sidney’ is Apple TV’s admiring tribute to breakthrough star Sidney Poitier

Michael Phillips | Wyoming Tribune Eagle Director Reginald Hudlin’s “Sidney” was made with the full and keenly interested cooperation of the Poitier family, following a template of access many documentaries favor or, in some cases, settle for. This is one of the good ones. Its format limitations (a stand-alone feature,…

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Oprah on Sidney Poitier, the most “extraordinary” person she’s ever known

Oprah Winfrey, director Reginald Hudlin and three of Sidney Poitier’s daughters sit down with “CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King to talk about a new revealing documentary, “Sidney.” They reflect on Poitier’s impact on their personal lives and honor his legacy as an iconic actor and filmmaker.

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