In the Heat of the Night 1967 M
11.00AM Sun 2 Sep 2018 (1hr 50mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed
'In Norman Jewison's explosive, racially-charged film, Sidney Poitier stars as Virgil Tibbs, Philly's #1 homicide detective who finds himself at odds with everyone from cops to killers when he gets swept up in a murder investigation in small town Mississippi. Rod Steiger co-stars as the town's racist sheriff.
With staggeringly powerful performances by both Poitier and Steiger, In the Heat of the Night was a monster hit upon its release and won 5 Oscars including Best Picture (though, tellingly, Poitier wasn't even nominated). It remains, to this day, a superlative film with remarkable talent both in front of and behind the camera – shot by Haskell Wexler, edited by Hal Ashby, music by Quincy Jones.' The Brattle Theatre
35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 110 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: NORMAN JEWISON / SCRIPT: STIRLING SILLIPHANT / BASED ON THE 1965 NOVEL BY JOHN BALLS / CINEMATOGRAPHER: HASKELL WEXLER / EDITOR: HAL ASHBY / ART DIRECTOR: PAUL GROESSE / MUSIC: QUINCY JONES / CAST: SIDNEY POITIER, ROD STEIGER, WARREN OATES, LEE GRANT / PRODUCTION CO: THE MIRISCH CORPORATION / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: PARK CIRCUS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP