The life of multi-talented performer, Sammy Davis, Jr. recorded forty albums and made countless film, television and Las Vegas appearances in his lifetime.
It is 1924 and the Ku Klux Klan have begun to infiltrate Vermont. And as the town turns on itself, nobody is safe - nobody. Discrimination and prejudice abound but perhaps those proclaiming goodwill should think again …
Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, among other locales, Another Country is a story of passions–sexual, racial, political, artistic–that is stunning for its emotional intensity and haunting sensuality, depicting men and women, blacks and whites, stripped of their masks of gender and race by love and hatred at the most elemental and sublime. In a small set of friends, Baldwin imbues the best and worst intentions of liberal America in the early 1970s. (randomhouse.com)
This comedy features a poor black family making the best of things in the Chicago housing projects, while trying to get away to a better place. Florida and James struggle to provide for their family, their sons J.J. (an aspiring painter) and Michael (a militant political crusader) cause trouble while their sister Thelma tries to guide them in the right direction.
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