Sidney Poitier Documentary in The Works At Apple

by Madison Miller

On January 6, movie icon Sidney Poitier passed away at the age of 94. The actor was known for outstanding roles in “The Defiant Ones,” “In the Heat of the Night,” “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” and “Lilies of the Field,” amongst many others.

His outstanding talent would inspire and pave the way for others. He was the very first Black man to win an Oscar for Best Actor. This would help open the doors for other outstanding minority actors and performers to make their mark on the world as well.

Documentary About Sidney Poitier in the Works

Now, a documentary is already in the works at Apple in order to showcase just how influential and talented Sidney Poitier was in the entertainment business and life in general.

According to Deadline, Apple is currently working on a documentary to honor Poitier. It is being executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Reginald Hudlin is the director of the film.

As it turns out, this documentary didn’t just start going into production following the actor’s death. Rather, this project has been in production for more than a year. It will give fans an in-depth look at Poitier’s life and his lasting legacy.

Also, the documentary will feature his family speaking about him as well. The documentary will be characterized as an Apple Original Films.

Poitier’s Lasting Legacy

Fans of Sidney Poitier and all of his amazing films are mourning the Hollywood star’s death. Not only that, but fellow members of the entertainment world also feel the weight of this loss as well.

Several people have posted touching tributes to the “Lilies of the Field” actor. Oprah Winfrey, who is the executive producer of his documentary, wrote him a touching post on Twitter.

“My honor to have loved him as a mentor. Friend. Brother. Confidant. Wisdom teacher. The utmost, highest regard and praise for his most magnificent, gracious, eloquent life. I treasured him. I adored him. He had an enormous would I will forever cherish,” Winfrey wrote.

Whoopi Goldberg also posted about the late actor.

“If you wanted the sky i would write across the sky in letters that would soar a thousand feet high.. To Sir… with Love Sir Sidney Poitier R.I.P. He showed us how to reach for the stars. My condolences to his family and to all of us as well,” Goldberg wrote.

Others struggled to even find the words to sum up how they felt about Sidney Poitier and his outstanding legacy. Viola Davis wrote in part, “No words can describe how your work radically shifted my life.”

Others that shared kind words include President Joe Biden, Josh Gad, Kerry Washington, Morgan Freeman, Loni Love, Jeffrey Wright, and many, many others.