In the Heat of the Night


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In the Heat of the Night
Norman Jewison, 1967
USA | 109 minutes

Q&A with Norman Jewison and Lee Grant on May 27!

In Jewison’s Oscar-winning milestone, a visiting big-city detective (Sidney Poitier) teams up with a local police chief (Oscar winner Rod Steiger) after the murder of an industrialist. Giving a masterfully layered performance, Poitier plays a man who knows he’s better at his job than Steiger’s bigoted good old boy, but must patiently navigate increasingly treacherous waters amidst routine racism and humiliation. With the Oscar-nominated Lee Grant as the victim’s shocked widow, and Warren Oates as a deputy.

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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