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At the 36th annual Academy Awards (Oscars), Sidney Poitier won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Homer Smith in the movie Lilies of the Field. 32 more words

Fact Food

British public votes its favourite "Black Star Performance"

The British Film Institute’s Black Star Season opens this week and will run until the end of the year. It is the UK’s biggest season of film and television dedicated to celebrating the range, versatility and power of black actors. 270 more words


The greatest cover up in history - The unheralded Robert Zimmerman

So the story goes, Robert Zimmerman’s deftly nuanced acting performance in The Night We Called It a Day landed him a lot of scripts which would have otherwise gone to Daniel Day Lewis. 223 more words

Movies And TV

How Sidney Poitier Taught Us Forgiveness

There is something of a miracle in the 1963 drama, Lilies of the Field.

The film, adapted from the 1962 novel by William E. Barrett, 722 more words


In the Heat of the Night

In rural Mississippi a local businessman, the most prosperous one in the city, is murdered. The first suspect is a black man waiting for a train. 149 more words

Expat Life

Carousel of Hope Ball Honors Sidney Poitier, Jane Fonda and More, Raises Funds to Battle Childhood Diabetes

The 2016 annual Carousel of Hope Ball brought out legends in entertainment for a great cause: battling childhood diabetes.

Carousel of Hope Gala 2016 Arrivals (Photos) 625 more words


1 Year...100 Films, #75: IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)

Basic Premise of the Film: Mistaken identity in the racially charged South lead to the paring of a Homicide Detective and the local Police Chief in order to solve a the murder of a local citizen. 780 more words

1 Year...100 Movies