Credits

 

Written and Directed by
Tracy Heather Strain

Produced by
Tracy Heather Strain and Randall MacLowry

Executive Producer
Chiz Schultz

Narrator
LaTanya Richardson Jackson

Lorraine Hansberry Voiceover
Anika Noni Rose

Lorraine Hansberry
Alexandria King

Editors
Randall MacLowry
Chad Ervin

Music Composer
Don Byron

Special Consultant
Joi Gresham

Consulting Producer
Jamila Wignot

Coordinating Producer
Julie Rosenberg

Associate Producer
Rebecca Taylor

Production Assistants
Abbi Sauro
Meredith Gabrilska

Senior Advisor
Margaret Wilkerson 

Academic Advisors
Steven Carter
Beverly Guy-Sheftall
Darlene Clark Hine
Robin Kelley
James Smethurst
Judith Smith
Stephen Whitfield

Cinematographers
Jonathan Weaver
Austin de Besche
Nikki Bramley
Rick Butler
Keith Walker

Sound Recordists
J. T. Takagi
Susan Bryant
Alexandra Baltarzuk
Claudia Katayanagi
Richard K. Pooler
Ron Thompson
John O’Connor

Assistant Camera/Data Wranglers
Nikki Bramley
Charles Berkowitz 

Gaffer
Ken Perham

Best Boy Electric
Michael DeCristofaro

Grips
Fritz Ceriales
Yahna Harris
Chris Nickerson

Art Director
Amy J. Whitten

Hair Stylists
Monica R. Landrum
Todd Warfield

Set Production Assistants
Evan Allen-Gessesse
Charles Berkowitz
Cary Cody
Touré Folkes
Matt Gavin
Heather Hryciw
Jessica Reynolds
Leslie Strain

Unit Photography
Eric Levin

Researchers
Michael Beckett
Allison Cook
Katy Mostoller Everitt
Ariam Garcia
Denise Greene
Eleanor Grewal
Andretta Hamilton
Ellen Yiadom Hoover
Zoe Olivier
Michael Rossi
Evan Schlossberg
Judith Smith
Leslie Strain
Caroline Toth

Consultants
Lillian Benson
Sheila Curran Bernard
Patricia Garcia-Rios
Michelle Halsell
Susan Levene
Michelle Materre
Terry Rockefeller
Llewellyn Smith

Additional Production Assistants
Chana Ginelle Ewing
Kate Fox
Afton Ojuri
Aisha Singleton

Additional Editing
Khary Jones
Kim Miille

Assistant Editors
Jim Fetela
Jenny Olson
David Ozug

Actors
Alan White
Rossella Quartey
Gabriel Tomasulo

Boston Casting Director
Lisa Simmons

Clearances
Jennifer Pearce
Jeanne Fox

Graphic Design and Animation
G.R.O.W.

Designers
Michael Frederick
Aaron D. Nee

Animators
Alisa Placas Frutman
Conor Collier
John M. Nee
Jonathan Nee
Sam Nee

Storyboards
Jason Talbot

Recording Studios
Gramercy Post
James Foster, Recording Engineer

Marc Graue Recording Studios
Juan Martin del Campo, Recording Engineer

Post Production Facility
the OutPost at WGBH

Colorist
Brandon Kraemer, C.S.I.

On-Line Assistant Editor
Lindsey Denault

Film & Audio Transfers
A/V Geeks
Colorlab
Crawford Media Services, Inc.
Eclipse Video Services
FotoKem
Gamma Ray Digital
Modulus

Post-Production Sound Services
C.A. Sound, Inc.

Supervising Sound Editor/Re-recording Mixer
Coll Anderson, M.P.S.E.

Sound Effects Editor
Matthew Snedecor

Dialogue Editor
Duncan Clark

Musicians
Don Byron, clarinet & saxophone
David Devine, guitar
Gonzalo Teppa, bass
Dru Heller, drum
Justin Adams, piano
Shane Endsley, trumpet
Anton Smirnov, violin
Andrew Brown, cello
David Shaw, viola

Music Recording Studios
Mighty Fine Productions
Colorado Sound Studios

Music Recording Engineers
Colin Bricker
Mario Casilio

Interns
Katherine Al-Mateen
Joseph Apatow
Ana Carolina Baez
Michael Baptist
Rebecca Bellan
Jordan Berry
Justine Burt
Graeme Butler
Anna Cocuzzo
Elizabeth Faynzilberg
Matt Flowers
Aili Francis
Lyle Friedman
Lucy Gamades
Roseli Gonzalez
Katie Griffin
Amanda Harrington
Abraham Kinkopf
Megan Lee
Erika Leger
Rachel Legon
Karen Levy
Scott Lindsay
Casey Mahalik
Leah Marquardt
Joshua Mayfield
Carly McCabe
Lisa Nault
Thomas Neville
Claudia Pascual
Ariana Pecoraro
Yadi Peng
Cosette Perez
Kerry Sadlier
Stephanie Saltzman
Laurel Schwartz
Paul Sherban
Andrea Velazquez
Chelsea Wang
Elyse Wang
Emily Weigand
John Wilson
Madeline Wiryo
Natalie Yuhas
Emily Zisko

Locations
Berkeley City Club
Central Works Theater
Chelsea Studios
DePalma Productions
Harbor Light Inn
The Lamb’s Theatre
Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute, Stanford University
Media Arts Center, Roxbury Community College
The Mint Theater
The Pigott Theater, Stanford University
Pine Manor College
The Seneca Hotel
Strand Theatre, City of Boston

Travel Agent
Travel Collaborative
Leeane Locke

Transcripts
Leslie Strain
Johanna Kovitz 

Bookkeepers
DimesWorth
LeAnn Lewis
Theresa Thome
Blakeney Bell

Accountants
Eliott Morra
William J. Keane III

Legal Services
Robert L. Seigel
Robert I. Freedman

Insurance
Arts & Entertainment Insurance
Andrew McDonough

Publicity
BazanPR
Jackie Bazan
Evelyn Santana

Excerpts of Lorraine Hansberry’s Literary Works and her personal archives appear with permission from The Lorraine Hansberry Properties Trust and The Jewell Handy Gresham-Nemiroff Trust. Stills and Home Movies appear with permission from The Lorraine Hansberry Properties Trust.

Special Thanks
Artists for Humanity
Jamil Abo-Shaeer
Barbara Allen
Majeed Al-Mateen & Lillian Koblenz  
Janet Axelrod
Alison Bassett
Lillian Baulding
Susan Bellows
Geoff Bennett  
Patty Blum  
Suprotim Bose  
Kay Bourne
St. Clair Bourne
Bridgit Brown
Lise Buyer
Bithiah Carter
Nantille Hansberry Charbonnet
Sonya Childress
Jane D. Coleman
Joan Ganz Cooney
Ellen Cross
Tom Curran
Laurelyn Dossett
Jerrold Ellner
Eliza Fabillar
Lillian Faderman
Lois Feinblatt
Jay Fialkov
Kendra Taira Field
R. Michael Fierro  
Devon Fisher
Gerry Flahive
Sandra Forman
Aisha Francis-Samuels
Richard Frank
Steven Fullwood
Kenneth Geist
Megan Gelstein
Marlyn Gillis
Sylvia Stagg Giuliano
Kippy Goldfarb
Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
Laurens Grant
D. J. Gribbin
Davis Guggenheim
Beth Hager
Kate & Fred Hancock
Taye Hansberry
Elise Harris
Tucker Ayers Harris
William Harris
Alex Heard
Tracie Holder
Eleanor Zurn Hutt  
Peter Barton Hutt
Esther Cooper Jackson
Joanne Jacobson
Teresa Jennings
Laurie Kahn
Joanne Kaliontzis
Wendy Kates & Martin Schain
Aida Khan
Diane Kolyer & Phil Abraham
Joan Konner & Alvin Perlmutter
Rena Kosersky
David Krasner
John Kusiak
Sharon La Cruise
Wayne Lawson  
Spike Lee
Lesbian Herstory Archives
Claire Levi
David Levering Lewis
Michael C. Lewis Theater Trust
Janel Leymeister & David Marchese   
Valerie Linson  
Madeleine Lopez
Matthew Nemiroff Lyons
Monica Mackey  
Kyle MacLowry & Julie Kates
Lilah, Guin, Kira & Aidan MacLowry  
Seth & Stacy MacLowry  
Shibly & Laura Malouf  
William Keepers Maxwell, Jr.
William McClung
Karen McFeaters
Julie McGarvie
Eric T. McKissack  
Cornelius Moore
Saul & Libby Moroff
Rhonda Moskowitz
Lisa Mullins
George B. Munroe & Elinor Bunin
Doreen Newhouse
Mary B. Olch
Jacqueline M. Olivier
Jenni Olson
Jerry & Elisabeth Ouellette  
Forrest Parker & Deborah Stephenson
Partisan Pictures
Laurie Pendergast
David Petersen
Sam Pollard
Lisa Pooler
Lou Potter

Red Herring Motion Picture Lighting
Judy Richardson
 Yoruba Richen
Renee Ridzon
Amanda Roe
Rule Boston Camera
Renée Ruthel
William & Susan Sack  
Jane M. Hussein Saks
Mark Saltzman
 Evelyn Santana
John Scagliotti
Eddy Scarlatti
Stephen Scholle
Ron & Susan Schwartz
Valerie Shepherd
Leo A. Smith
Pennell Somsen  
Janet Sonenberg
Eric Stange
Anne Marie Stein
Curt Stewart
Boyd P. Strain, Jr.
C.D. Strain
Sheila Strain-Bell & Edwin D. Bell
Jim Odell Stuckey
Andrew Tarsy
Larry Taylor & Shannon Stringer
Judith Vecchione
Noland Walker
Melanie Wallace
Susi Walsh
Kathryn Washington
Yvonne Welbon
Rita Coburn Whack
Zahara Wignot  
Amy Willard-Cross
Benjamin & Nicole Wolf
Sarah Wolozin
Camille Yarbrough
Mark Zwonitzer

In memory of Eva Braxton Strain & Boyd Paul Strain, Sr.

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A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Courtesy of Columbia Pictures
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Harvey S. Zucker

Music Courtesy of
“Brown Baby” 
Written by Oscar Brown, Jr.
Performed by Oscar Brown, Jr.
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

“Brown Baby”
Written by Oscar Brown, Jr.
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing

“C’est Si Bon”
Written by J. Seelen, A. Hornez and H. Betti
Performed by Eartha Kitt with Henri Rene
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

Additional Music Courtesy of
APM Music
Kusiak Music/Jebenja Music ASCAP
Tom Phillips OBT Music

Fiscal Sponsors
Filmmakers Collaborative
Laura Azevedo
Kathryn Dietz
Lesley Norman
Bonnie Waltch

Calliope Creative Foundation
Barry Kornblum

Project Support
Independent Filmmaker Project
HotDocs Docs Lab

for Black Public Media

Director of Programming and Acquisitions
Kay Shaw 

Executive Director
Leslie Fields-Cruz

Executive Producer
Jacquie Jones  

for ITVS

Supervising Producer
Richard O`Connell
David Eisenberg

Executive Producer
Sally Jo Fifer

for American Masters Pictures

Series Theme Music Composed by
Christopher Rife

Series Title Designed by
Arcade Creative Group

Series Graphic Designer
B.T. Whitehill

Music Services
Rosie Fishel

Budget Controller
Jayne Lisi

Business Affairs
Odell Nails

Series Publicist
Natasha Padilla

Series Production Coordinator
Cristiana Lombardo

Series Associate Producer
Joe Skinner

Supervising Producer
Junko Tsunashima

Series Producer
Julie Sacks

Executive Producer
Michael Kantor