In the Heat of the Night
September 6, 2022
A black police detective from the North forces a bigoted Southern sheriff to accept his help with a murder investigation. Winner of four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor.
Make it a series and save when you buy a pass to upcoming screenings of The Slender Thread (October 4, 2022), and A Raisin in the Sun (November 1, 2022) which will take place at SIFF theaters prior to the film talk at Langston on December 6, 2022.
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Join Langston and SIFF in a 4 part series exploring the legacy of Sidney Poitier, culminating in a screening and panel of the new documentary Sidney at Langston. Please note: Series passes does not include SIFF's September 23-29 run of Sidney.
December 6, 2022 @ Langston
A mystery drama centers detective Virgil Tibbs’ (Sidney Poitier) journey to investigate a murder of a wealthy businessman in the deep South. Along the way, he clashes with the white police chief, racist murder suspects, and townspeople. With the film’s release coinciding with nationwide Civil rights protests, the slap heard around the world has echoed in the hearts of those who believe in a brighter future for Black people in film.
- Director: Norman Jewison
- Principal Cast: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates
- Country: USA
- Year: 1967
- Running Time: 110 min.
- Producer: Walter Mirisch
- Screenplay: Stirling Silliphant
- Cinematographers: Haskell Wexler
- Editors: Hal Ashby
- Music: Quincy Jones
- US Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.