Six Degrees of Separation (1993) is a Comedy, Drama, Mystery film directed by Fred Schepisi – New Yorkers Ouisa and Flan Kittredge are upper class private art dealers, pretentious but compassionate. Their prized possession is a double sided Kandinsky, one side that represents control, the other side chaos. They relay a story to their friends and acquaintances that over time becomes legendary. It is their encounter with a young black man who they had never met or heard of but who comes stumbling upon their front door one evening as they are courting an important investor, Geoffrey Miller, who could make them wealthy beyond what they could have dreamed. That black man is Paul Poitier, who has just arrived in the city, was just mugged outside their building and is sporting a minor knife wound to the abdomen. He is a friend of the Kittredge’s children, who are attending Harvard, but more importantly is the son of actor/director Sidney Poitier. Tomorrow, Paul is meeting up with his father who is in town directing a movie of “Cats”. Beyond the attraction of talking Paul into getting.. IMDB.
Directed By – Fred Schepisi
Genre – Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Cast – Will Smith , Mary Beth Hurt , Stockard Channing , Donald Sutherland , J.J. Abrams , Ian McKellen , Catherine Kellner , Richard Masur , Joe Pentangelo , Bruce Davison , Anthony Michael Hall , Anthony Rapp , Eric Thal , Osgood Perkins , Heather Graham
In Theaters – 8 December 1993
Duration – 112 Minutes
MPAA Rating : R
Taglines : For Paul, every person is a new door to a new world.
Story Writers: John Guare
Production Company : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) , Maiden Movies , New Regency Pictures