Film Society Selection
First of two films this month
'IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT'
book a ticket for this and forthcoming BFS screenings please contact
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Tickets £8.60, SHP members £7.00.
BFS members (BFS shows only) £6.60. You may have to show a BFS membership card. Concessions £7.60. SHP make an additional £0.70 charge when paying by credit card. Reserving a ticket by phone, expect to pay by cash at the box office 30 minutes prior to show time.
10th October 7.30pm
historic and historical value is immeasurable
EYE for FILM
long after I finished In the Heat of the Night, I went skiing in Idaho
and my son broke his leg. Sitting opposite me in the hospital was
the then junior senator for New York, Robert F Kennedy, whose son
had broken his leg too. I told him I'd been working on a film about
a black detective in a southern town. He said it could be an important
film. He told me timing was everything - in politics, art and life.
famous slap, where Tibbs retaliates against a racist landowner, wasn't
improvised, though, as has been suggested. I kept telling Poitier
that Tibbs was a sophisticated detective, not used to being pushed
around. I showed him how to do the slap. "Don't hit him on the
ear," I said. "I want you to really give him a crack on
the fatty side of his cheek." I told him to practise on me. A
black man had never slapped a white man back in an American film.
We broke that taboo.
Norman Jewison, director