El Paso, TX

Aug 2-12, 2018 • El Paso, TX Twitter iconFacebook icon

Lilies of the Field

Saturday, August 5
Philanthropy Theatre
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The legendary Sidney Poitier became the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his moving performance in this inspirational drama. Poitier plays Homer, a young drifter who meets up with a small group of nuns in the Arizona desert. The Mother Superior becomes convinced that Homer is God sent to build the sisters’ new chapel. The film was shot on a very small budget in just 14 days. Poitier even agreed to exchange his salary for a share of the film’s profits. It was the right decision, when Poitier accepted the revenue and the accolades.

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Starring: Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann
Rated: NR