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SIDNEY POITIER TRIBUTE Film Fest at The Galleria in St. Louis in February

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In 1963, Sidney Poitier became the first black man to win an Acadeny Award for acting for his role in LILIES OF THE FIELD. In 1967, he starred in three of that year’s most acclaimed filmsL TO SIR WITH LOVE, GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER, and the Best Picture Oscar winner IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT. All three films revolve around the race of the characters Poitier portrays.

February is Black History Month, and to help celebrate, The St. Louis Black Film Festival will be presenting a Tribute to the 86-year old Sidney Poitier at their Classic Black Film Festival. Lucky St. Louis movie buffs will have the opportunity to view eight vintage Sidney Poitier on the big screen. Every Thursday in February, The St. Louis Black Film Festival will be presenting two Poitier films at St Louis Cinemas Galleria (630 St Louis Galleria, Richmond Heights, MO 63117)

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Here’s the schedule:
February 6th:    LILIES OF THE FIELD – 6pm
GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER – 8pm

February 13th:  TO SIR WITH LOVE – 6pm
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT – 8pm

February 20th: THE DEFIANT ONES – 6pm
A PATCH OF BLUE – 8pm

February 27th: A PIECE OF THE ACTION – 6pm
LET’S DO IT AGAIN – 8pm

Admission is free with AARP membership card, otherwise $10 for each movie.

There will also be a “Social Happy Hour” from 4-6 before each movie.

For more info or to participate go to https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Louis-Black-Film-Festival/179694092087006

For more information please contact James Thomas at email: jamesthemovieman@gmail.com

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