Film Series: In the Heat of the Night

African-American Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) is arrested on suspicion of murder by Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger), the racist police chief of tiny Sparta, Mississippi. After Tibbs proves not only his own innocence but that of another man, he joins forces with Gillespie to track down the real killer. Their investigation takes them through every social level of the town, with Tibbs making enemies as well as unlikely friends as he hunts for the truth.
In the Heat of the Night received six nominations in the 1968 Academy Awards winning for Best Picture (Walter Mirisch), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Rod Steiger), and Best Film Editing (Hal Ashby).

Saturday, September 15 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119

Event Type

Art & Performances, Film Series


Departments, School of Communications


wupromo, wutop, film series



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Holly Hedley

Holly Hedley left a positive review 10/27/2018

In this modern age many films have been released. Some new films are being introduced by and we can watch entertainment films as well. In the heat of night is another new film and many people liked this film.