Film Series Honors Legacy of Sidney Poitier
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The Ritz Theatre will honor the legacy of beloved film legend
Sidney Poitier with a series of film screenings and discussions.
The films–Stir Crazy, In the Heat of the Night, and Raisin in the Sun–will be shown Feb. 17, 18, and 19, at 7 p.m. Each event will also include an introduction or discussion by a local scholar or critic. Tickets are $10 each andare available at tennesseevalleyarts.org or at the door.
This event is timed not only to memorialize Poitier, who died Jan. 6, 2022, but also to commemorate his February birthday as well as Black History Month. Lee Murkey, a local film critic who will introduce one of the movies at The Ritz, says that Poitier’s importance to film and to African American history cannot be overstated.