The Philadelphia Film Society is thrilled to announce the limited film series, They Call Him Mr. Poitier, honoring the trailblazing career of Academy Award Winner® Sidney Poitier this February at the Philadelphia Film Center (1412 Chestnut Street).
There are two ticket options available for attendees. Individual tickets are available for each title at the price point of $13 ($9 for PFS Members) or there is a bundle ticketing option available for those interested in attending all four films. The four film bundle is $30 ($26 for PFS Members). All options are currently available to purchase on Filmadelphia.org.
Below you will find more information about the screenings.
A RAISIN IN THE SUN
February 5 | 6:00 PM | Philadelphia Film Center
DANIEL PETRIE | USA | 1961 | 128 MIN
The film adaptation of the groundbreaking 1959 play finds the Younger family facing opposition in their efforts to achieve the American Dream myth after inheriting a large sum of money.
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT
February 11 | 7:00 PM | Philadelphia Film Center
NORMAN JEWISON | USA | 1967 | 110 MIN
Sidney Poitier’s Philadelphia Homicide Detective Tibbs finds himself reluctantly embedded in a murder case in the deep south while confronting the racial bigotry of its police force and locals.
GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER
February 19 | 7:00 PM | Philadelphia Film Center
STANLEY KRAMER | USA | 1967 | 108 MIN
A whirlwind romance leads to engagement between an interracial couple that will challenge the minds of those around them even before dinner is served in this Poitier classic.
February 27 | 3:00 PM | Philadelphia Film Center
PHIL ALDEN ROBINSON | USA | 1992 | 126 MIN | PG-13
The high stakes, hi-tech thrilling comedy caper that finds a bunch of computer gurus attempting to thwart digital invasion of privacy at the dawn of the internet…guess we haven’t learned much.
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