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The Classic Black Cinema Series - A Man Called Adam

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
551 South Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-547-3700

(1966 - Starring Sammy Davis Jr., Cicely Tyson, Frank Sinatra Jr. and Ossie Davis) Sammy Davis Jr. is Adam Johnson, a trumpeter with a short temper and a social life in ruins. Ossie Davis is his club owner friend Nelson; Frank Sinatra Jr. is his Caucasian protégé Vincent; Cicely Tyson is his activist lover Claudia; Louis Armstrong is her grandfather – who is also a jazz musician named Willie – and Peter Lawford is his agent Manny. All are very compelling in their roles as they take on issues of racism and Adam's self-destructive habits. It's also interesting seeing up-and-coming stars like Ja'net Du Bois, Johnny Brown (both eventually of "Good Times"), and Lola Falana early in their careers. Oh, and the director is Leo Penn, father of actor Sean Penn.

Information & Amenities
Age Range:All Ages
Discounts:Military, Senior Citizen, Student
Facility Amenities:ADA-compliant, Parking on site
Location:Center City (Uptown)
Payment Methods:American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Type:African-American, Film & Video
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Meeting Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Height Square Feet Banquet Capacity Theater Capacity Classroom Capacity Ushaped Capacity Exhibit Capacity Conference Capacity Reception Capacity
The Grand Lobby - - 2543.0 155 - - - - - 250
The Mezzanine - - 768.0 - - - - - - 100
The Performance Suite - - 1397.0 100 135 - - - - 150
Learning Center - - 911.0 - - 30 - - - -
The Rooftop Pavilion - - - 100 - - - - - 150
The Terrace - - - 100 - - - - - 150
The Boardroom - - - - - - - - 20 -