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  1. African American playwright Lorraine Hansberry, new filmRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 5 | Dear Kitty

    ... York Drama Critics. A film version of the play was released in 1961, featuring its original Broadway cast of Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee , Claudia McNeil and Louis Gossett, Jr., among others. Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart does not shy away from the fact ...

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  2. 'Charm' shines light on LGBT lives: theater reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 18 | New York Daily News

    Off-Broadway's messy but moving "Charm" often summons "To Sir, With Love," the Sidney Poitier movie about a transformative teacher. Except the setting of the play isn't a school in hardscrabble East London.

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  3. James Baldwin's view of cinema on display at BAMPFA seriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2017 | SFGate

    ... the film, so that she played in a kind of vacuum." He was not as kind to "The Defiant Ones" (Sept. 28), the Sidney Poitier-Tony Curtis chain gang movie - supposedly the more enlightened film. "Reflection and Resistance: James Baldwin and Cinema": 7 ...

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  4. Sneakers Turns 25Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2017 | Filmexperience.blogspot.com

    ... film. Think "Hackers' Ocean's 11" with a criminal super-hacker's lair in lieu of a casino, Robert Redford and Sidney Poitier instead of George Clooney and Brad Pitt, David Strathairn, Dan Aykroyd, and River Phoenix as the supporting cogs and wheels, ...

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  5. Sickle Cell DiseaseRead the original story

    Sep 6, 2017 | The Freeport News

    ... money raising schemes, like the raffle of a Volkswagen, our goal was reached in providing two machines. Sir Sidney Poitier, out of his own pocket, sent us the Sickle Cell movie "A Warm December," which was shown at the Columbus Theater with cheese ...

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  6. NEA Big Read Films at Maya CinemasRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2017 | Monterey County Weekly

    ... Then me, the Weekly arts and culture writer, Walter Ryce on Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun starring Sidney Poitier (Sept. 11). CSUMB film professor and chair Luis Camara on Norman Jewison's 1967 In the Heat of the Night (Sept. 18). CSUMB ...

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  7. 1963 Convo Pt 2: Lilies of the FieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2017 | Filmexperience.blogspot.com

    ... has differing opinions on the merits of the classic feelgood Lilies of the Field . Also up for discussion: Sidney Poitier's unique spot in Hollywood history, Denzel Washington comparisons, and an aside to Alfred Hitchcock and The Birds . And, as we ...

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  8. Red Bank: it's Cool, and Free, at the BasieRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2017 | Red Bank Green

    ... a movie-ready murder mystery and ratchets up the tension, as a black big-city detective named Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) is forced to worked alongside a bigoted small town police chief (Rod Steiger) to solve a crime layered with some inconvenient ...

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  9. Introducing: The Supporting Actresses of 1963Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2017 | Filmexperience.blogspot.com

    ... running time -- as more movies should -- you have to cut right to the chase. Just after the credits roll, Sidney Poitier pulls up to a pathetic little building and rundown garden and we see several older ladies working with big hats. He doesn't yet ...

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  10. 'In the Heat of the Night': THR's 1967 ReviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2017 | Hollywood Reporter

    On August 2, 1967, In the Heat of the Night, starring Sidney Poitier, opened in theaters in New York. The film would go on to win five Oscars at the 40th Academy Awards, including best picture.

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  11. 'Detroit' Review: Kathryn Bigelow's Unrelenting...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2017 | Deadline

    ... movie several times since, most recently when it opened the TCM Classic Film Festival in April with star Sidney Poitier and Jewison among those present. It still holds up as a classic depiction of the racial divide in this country, even as it came ...

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  12. Diahann Carroll Talks Career Highlights, Ed Sullivan And Romance With Sidney PoitierRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2017 | Essence Magazine

    ... panel discussion. Carroll -who's been married four times- shared that she remains friends with onetime love, Sidney Poitier, whom she mentioned is dealing with some health concerns. She also noted that decades ago while on Julia she and her "New ...

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  13. Theater attempted to adapt to changes in movie businessRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2017 | The Capital-Journal

    ... a gangster while holed up in a hotel as a hurricane approaches. (File photo/The Capital-Journal) Actor Sidney Poitier starred in "To Sir, With Love," in 1967. He was the most success draw at the box office that year. (File photo/The Capital-Journal) ...

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  14. Summer of 1967Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | PennLive.com

    Breaking into a frug, actor Sidney Poitier releases tension during a break in filming of 'In the Heat of the Night' on location in Tennessee in character April 11, 1967. Poitier often delights the cast and crew with intricate dancing.

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  15. Theater tried to adapt to changes in movie businessRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2017 | The Capital-Journal

    ... a gangster while holed up in a hotel as a hurricane approaches. (File photo/The Capital-Journal) Actor Sidney Poitier starred in "To Sir, With Love," in 1967. He was the most success draw at the box office that year. (File photo/The Capital-Journal) ...

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  16. Today in Movie Culture: 'Dodgeball' Follow-Up for Charity, 'Cars' is...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2017 | Movies.com

    Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Justin Long, Christine Taylor and others reunite for a Dodgeball follow-up for a good cause in this funny video for Omaze: Everyone knows how Cars is like a remake of Doc Hollywood , but Couch Tomato shows it's also the same movie as Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby : It's been a while since the Harry Potter movies were released and you might be hazy about what happens in them, so here's a rapped recap of the whole series: Today is the 50th anniversary of the release of To Sir, With Love starring Sidney Poitier.

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  17. 50 Years After 'Loving,' Hollywood Still Struggles With Interracial RomanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | KQED

    ... day after interracial marriage was legalized by the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decision in 1967. Above, Sidney Poitier, from left, Katharine Houghton and Spencer Tracy. (George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images) Fifty years ago, on June 12, ...

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  18. 50 Years After Loving, Hollywood Still Struggles With Interracial RomanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2017 | WNED

    ... Oscar-winning, box office smash Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Houghton and Sidney Poitier. Profits are a powerful motivator for Hollywood studios. So it might seem obvious that a blockbusting indicator of audience ...

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  19. Spencer Tracy's true passionRead the original story

    Jun 10, 2017 | Fox News

    ... riots, assassinations, and civil unrest as part of the healing. The film was a watershed, starring also Sidney Poitier, as blacks took their rightful, more expansive place in the cinematic landscape. [Poitier had won the Best Acting Oscar for Lilies ...

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  20. Civil rights activist delivers call to action in BarnstableRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2017 | Barnstable Patriot

    ... woman, DaLuz recapped her own life as a civil rights activist, repeatedly paraphrasing a quote by Sir Sidney Poitier, the Bahamian-American actor, film director, author and diplomat: “There are forces working in our lives that we have no ...

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