50th Anniversary Screening of ‘In the Heat of the Night’ (1967) To Open 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival

Posted by Larry Gleeson.

Festival To Celebrate Oscar Winner Sidney Poitier, Producer Walter Mirisch, Director Norman Jewison, Actress Lee Grant and Composer Quincy Jones

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Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will kick off the 8th annual TCM Classic Film Festival on Thursday, April 6th with a 50th anniversary screening of the Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger classic In the Heat of the Night (1967).

The iconic actor Sidney Poitier, who will attend the screening, broke stereotypes and new ground when he starred in this five time Academy Award winner about a black detective from the north who finds himself investigating a murder in a small-town in Mississippi.

Producer Walter Mirisch and Director Norman Jewison along with actress Lee Grant and composer Quincy Jones will be on hand to discuss the film which is considered to be a landmark.

The TCM Classic Film Festival will be held in Hollywood, Calif., from April 6 through April 9thj, 2017. This year’s theme is “Make ‘Em Laugh: Comedy in the Movies.”

Tickets and passes are still available HERE

Check out the newly added Festival 101 – TCM Classic Film Festival 2017

Stay tuned for more exciting 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival events!

ABOUT TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL

Held over four days in the heart of Hollywood, the TCM Classic Film Festival is a place where movie lovers from around the world can gather to experience classic movies as they were meant to be experienced: on the big screen, in some of the world’s most iconic venues, with the people who made them. Moreover, the TCM Classic Film Festival strives to be a place where a community of movie fans of all ages can share their love of classic movies with each other, make new friends and see films as they are seldom seen today.

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(Source: tcm.com)

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