In the Heat of the Night (NR)
It is STAR STUDDED SEPTEMBER at the ESQUIRE Theatre! Join Sidney Poitier in 1967's IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT.
They got a murder on their hands . . . they don't know what to do with it.
Certified FRESH with a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, the Critics Consensus: "Tense, funny, and thought-provoking all at once, and lifted by strong performances from Sydney Poitier and Rod Steiger, director Norman Jewison's look at murder and racism in small-town America continues to resonate today."
Synopsis: An African-American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
The 7:00pm show on 9/17 will be introduced and followed by a Q&A discussion with Film Professor Joe Horine.
In 1964, Poitier became the first Bahamian and first black actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. He continued to break ground by starring in three successful 1967 films, all of which dealt with issues involving race and race relations: To Sir, with Love; In the Heat of the Night; and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (will show 11/29-12/1), making him the top box-office star of that year.
Saturday, September 21
Drama , Suspense/Thriller
1 hr. 49 min.