African American Film Festival: In the Heat of the Night

February 2, 2019 2:00 PM to February 2, 2019 4:00 PM

The Miller Annex - 223 Cherry Street, Helena AR

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The DCC's African American film festival opens with the classic whodunit, "In the Heat of the Night." In this high drama mystery, Sidney Poitier plays Virgil Tibbs, a black police detective from Philadelphia who becomes involved in a murder investigation in the small racially segregated town of Sparta, Mississippi. This is the first film in this special series of films to screen in celebration of African American Culture and its influence onfilm and entertainment.

If you want an "on the edge-of-your seat" thrill ride, this movie is a must see! Tibbs is caught up in the tensions of a racially hostile southern town when he is mistakenly arrested after the murder of a prominent businessman. The confusion is soon resolved, but when local police chief Gillespie, played by Rod Steiger, learns that Tibbs is the Philadelphia PD's number one homicide expert, he reluctantly asks for his assistance. Tibbs' life is clearly in danger but he perseveres in a highly charged and racially explosive environment until the killer is found.

This film is open to the public and admission is free. For more information contact Richard Spilman, DCC education coordinator at 870.338.4350, or [email protected]                      

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