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Lilies of the Field

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  • Sat, Apr 27

Director: Ralph Nelson Run Time: 94 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 1963

Starring: Francesca Jarvis, Isa Crino, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann, Sidney Poitier

Screenwriter: James Poe

Producer: Ralph Nelson

Chosen by legendary actor and literacy advocate LeVar Burton, this funny, moving, and uplifting delight is his favorite film of all time. When traveling handyman Homer Smith (Sidney Poitier) stops by a farm in rural Arizona, he is welcomed by a group of Roman Catholic nuns who have emigrated from Germany. Realizing that the farm needs a lot of work, Homer takes on a number of repair projects for the women, who are led by the headstrong Mother Maria (Lilia Skala). Impressed by Homer’s kindness and strong work ethic, the nuns come to believe that he has been sent by God to help build them a chapel. Poitier’s dynamic performance earned him the first Oscar by a Black actor for a leading role.

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