ZOOM FILM DISCUSSION: A Patch of Blue
A Patch of Blue is a 1963 drama in which a blind woman escapes the sordid world of her prostitute mother when a black man befriends her in the park. Starring Sidney Poitier, with Elizabeth Hartman in her debut screen role, as well as Shelley Winters in an Oscar-winning performance. Directed by Guy Green, noted for his cinematography on Oliver Twist (1948) and Great Expectations (1946), for which he won the Academy Award for cinematography. 1 hour, 45 minutes
Film Discussion: November 20, 2020 | Register Now
It is like a book club, but with films -- you choose the films you are interested in from the list below, you watch them on your own before the scheduled discussion, and you join the discussions on Friday evenings via Zoom.
Trailer for A Patch of Blue:
Available to rent from Amazon Prime for $2.99
The book the movie is based on (A Patch of Blue, by Elizabeth Kata) is available at the Howard County Library
Listen to the podcast of “At the Movies” about Sidney Poitier’s career, including his comments about A Patch of Blue: