Thursday, February 23, 2012

Friends of Film group seeing, discussing 'In the Heat of the Night'

The February selection for the library's Friends of Film discussion group is the movie In the Heat of the Night playing at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the Warrenton Library.

The film won five Academy Awards in 1967, including Best Picture. It is a fascinating look at the strained relationship between a racist Southern cop (Rod Steiger) and a black detective (Sidney Poitier) from Philadelphia, who are involved in the same murder case. Norman Jewison’s film was one of the first to explore the sensitive issue of the color line in the South. But, first and foremost, In the Heat of the Night is a tense, taut, entertaining thriller.

The program is free; registration is not required. Call or email Jeanne Day, (540) 422-8500, ext. 6862, for more information.

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