Porgy and Bess

Event Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Event Category: Movies


Matinee Movie: Porgy and Bess (1959)
Wednesday, August 21, 1 p.m., RSLR, Free with complimentary ticket
Not Rated, 130 minutes, drama/musical/romance
Open seating by table

Tickets for this event go on sale on Monday, June 3 @ 8 a.m.


Secure a complimentary ticket (online or membership services office) for this free movie; limited seating. This musical drama focuses on poverty-stricken residents struggling to survive in the Charleston tenement of Catfish Row. The sultry Bess (Dorothy Dandridge) becomes the object of desire for Porgy (Sidney Poitier), a disabled man who gets around in a cart. But Bess is also involved with thuggish Crown (Brock Peters) and drug dealer Sportin' Life (Sammy Davis Jr.). Crown kills a man and goes into hiding, and Bess seeks shelter with Porgy. But, when Crown returns, Porgy must take a stand.