As part of our Poitier Season, join us for a live panel talk with moderator, film critic and writer Amon Warmann along with Pirates actor Jordan Peters, and Identity School of Acting talent agent Nina Malone.

They will be exploring the parallels between Poitier's work, legacy and what it's like to be black within the film industry in the present day.

When a wealthy industrialist is found murdered in a small Mississippi town and an African-American man is picked up at the train station with a wallet full of cash, local Police Chief Bill Gillespie immediately assumes he has caught his culprit. He’s soon embarrassed to learn that the man he has arrested is Detective Virgil Tibbs, an experienced police officer from Philadelphia. The unlikely pair are forced to work together to unravel the mystery, leading them on a line of enquiry that will challenge both of their preconceptions.

This film is showing as part of Picturehouse's POITIER season, honouring the life and legacy of Hollywood trailblazer Sidney Poitier. Find out more here.

Film Starts at 7:30pm

  • Director :
  • Norman Jewison
  • Starring :
  • Rod Steiger, Sidney Poitier, Lee Grant, Warren Oates, Larry Gates
  • Release Date :
  • 24 Aug 1967
  • Certificate :
  • 12A
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