Essential Cinema: Sidney Poitier: The Measure of a Man

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

Directed by Norman Jewison

USA, 1967, 1h 50min, DCP

Essential Cinema  Sidney Poitier: The Measure of a Man

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When a big city homicide inspector (Sidney Poitier) finds himself stuck in a small Deep South town, he finds himself drafted by the sheriff (Rod Steiger) into helping with a murder investigation. Winner of Best Picture at the 1968 Academy Awards, this truly great American film was a genesis moment of the New Hollywood.

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