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THEY CALL ME MR. POITIER

May at the Heights Theater

Actor, director, activist, ambassador, and Knight of the British Empire, Sidney Poitier commanded attention almost as soon as he stepped in front of a camera. Galvanizing on stage and screen, Poitier’s characters confront numerous challenges, revealing his fierce intelligence, pride, and resilience, while slyly daring Poitier’s opponents to deny him.

TO SIR, WITH LOVE

(1967, DCP, 105m) dir James Clavell w/Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts, Suzy Kendall. Mark Thackeray (Poitier) takes a teaching job in London’s East End. Little does he know that North Quay Secondary School is a dumping ground for expelled and rebellious teens. But this group of malcontents has met its match in Thackeray, whose […]

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER

(1967, DCP, 108m) dir Stanley Kramer w/Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton. Joanna “Joey” (Houghton), 23, returns from vacation with her new fiancée, Dr. John Wade Prentice (Poitier), 36. She’s eager to show him off to her progressive white San Francisco parents, who don’t know Prentice is Black. The last Tracy-Hepburn film is […]

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