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)