Lilies of the Field

Lilies of the Field

Sidney Poitier became the first Black performer to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, and cemented his status as one of the top film stars of his time, in this charming comedy-drama that received five nominations including Best Picture.

Sidney Poitier became the first Black performer to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, and cemented his status as one of the top film stars of his time, in this charming comedy-drama that received five nominations including Best Picture. Poitier plays Homer Smith, a laborer traveling across the Arizona desert who finds himself unexpectedly helping a group of European nuns build a chapel. 

Director: Ralph Nelson. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann, Isa Crino. 1963. 97 min. USA. B&W. English. 35mm. 

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