TCM Remembers: Sidney Poitier

In light of the passing of Sidney Poitier, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will be honoring him on February 19th and 20th with a special tribute featuring a lineup of his films. February 20th would have been his 97th birthday. The weekend lineup of his films is as follows:

TCM Remembers Sidney Poitier – Saturday, February 19
8:00 p.m. In the Heat of the Night (1967) – A black police detective from the North forces a bigoted Southern sheriff to accept his help with a murder investigation.
10:00 p.m.  The Defiant Ones (1958) – Two convicts, a white racist and an angry black, escape while chained to each other.
12:00 a.m. A Warm December (1972) – A doctor visiting London falls for a mysterious woman.
2:00 a.m. Cry, the Beloved Country (1952) – A South African minister travels to Johannesburg to find his missing son.
4:00 a.m.  Something of Value (1957) – Childhood friends end up on opposite sides of a bloody African uprising.
Sunday, February 20
6:15 a.m. Good-bye, My Lady (1956) – A stray dog brings together a young boy and an old man in the Georgia swamps.
8:15 a.m.  Edge of the City (1957) – An army deserter and a black dock worker join forces against a corrupt union official.
10:00 a.m. No Way Out (1950) – A racist gangster forces a black doctor to tend to his injuries.
12:00 p.m. Blackboard Jungle (1955) – An idealistic teacher confronts the realities of juvenile delinquency.
2:00 p.m.  To Sir, With Love (1967) – A substitute teacher changes the lives of the slum children in his class.
4:00 p.m.  Lilies of the Field (1963) – An itinerant handyman in the Southwest gets a new outlook on life when he helps a group of German nuns build a chapel.
6:00 p.m.  A Patch of Blue (1965) – A blind white girl falls in love with a black man.
(All times Eastern)

About Annette Bochenek

Dr. Annette Bochenek of Chicago, Illinois, is an avid scholar of Hollywood’s Golden Age. She manages the Hometowns to Hollywood blog, in which she writes about her trips exploring the legacies and hometowns of Golden Age stars. Annette also hosts the “Hometowns to Hollywood” film series throughout the Chicago area. She has been featured on Turner Classic Movies and is the president of TCM Backlot’s Chicago chapter. In addition to writing for TCM Backlot, she also writes for Classic Movie Hub, Silent Film Quarterly, Nostalgia Digest, and Chicago Art Deco Society Magazine.
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