In the Heat of the Night
Black History Month / Metro Retro
USA 1967, 109 min, Dir: Norman Jewison
Screenings:
  • Sunday February 25 at 9:15PM

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African-American Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) is arrested on suspicion of murder by Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger), the racist police chief of tiny Sparta, Mississippi. After Tibbs proves not only his own innocence but that of another man, he joins forces with Gillespie to track down the real killer.


This screening is part of the larger thematic series:
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