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A Patch of Blue

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A Patch of Blue is an Academy Award winning film directed by Guy Davis about the relationship between an African American man (played by Sidney Poitier) and a blind white girl (Elizabeth Hartman), and the problems that plague their relationship when they fall in love in a racially divided America. Made in 1965 against the backdrop of the growing civil rights movement, the film explores racism from the perspective of "love is blind." Shelley Winters won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in this film.

The film was adapted by Guy Green from the novel by Elizabeth Kata. It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Elizabeth Hartman), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White, Best Cinematography, Black-and-White and Best Music, Score - Substantially Original.

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