“Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me"

“Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me" (2017).

The fourth annual Stowe Jewish Film Festival continues with three more films screened at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center over the next month. On Wednesday, July 23, the film is “Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me (2017).” Directed by Sam Pollard, it’s billed as the “first major documentary to examine this dazzling performer’s vast career.” A key reason for including the film in the Stowe festival is Davis’s conversion to Judaism. He talked with friends about what he saw as the similarities in Jewish and black culture. This year’s festival is all about variety, according to co-founder Edee Simon-Israel. The final two films in the series are “Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People (2018)” on July 31, and “Chewdaism: A Taste of Jewish Montreal (2018)” on Aug. 7. All screenings are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, 760-4634 or sprucepeakarts.org. More info: jcogs.org.

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