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'In the Heat of the Night' and Sidney Poitier to open TCM Film Festival

'In the Heat of the Night' and Sidney Poitier to open TCM Film Festival

Once again finding timely subject matter in the celluloid past, the TCM Classic Film Festival opens April 6 with the 1967 crime drama “In the Heat of the Night.” Directed by Norman Jewison, the film won Oscars for best picture, Stirling Silliphant’s screenplay, Hal Ashby’s film editing, sound and lead actor for Rod Steiger’s turn as a bigoted Southern sheriff forced to team with big-city detective Sidney Poitier. Poitier, Jewison, producer Walter Mirisch, actress Lee Grant and composer Quincy Jones will be in attendance.

A tribute to Grant also includes screenings of her 1951 debut in “Detective Story” and “The Landlord” (1970). Additional honorees include filmmaker Peter...

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