Capri: In the Heat of the Night


Capri Theater Thu, Sep 6, 2018 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$5.00
Film Info
Program:First Thursday Films @ the Capri
Culture & Society
Release Year:1967
Runtime:110 min
Festivals & Awards:Oscar® Winner Best Picture
Oscar® Winner Best Actor in a Leading Role (Rod Steiger)
Oscar® Winner Best Sound
Oscar® Winner Best Film Editing (Hal Ashby)
Oscar® Winner Best Writing
Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Stirling Silliphant)
Print Source:MGM / Park Circus
Director:Norman Jewison
Producer:Walter Mirisch
Cinematographer:Haskell Wexler
Screenwriter:Stirling Silliphant (screenplay)
John Ball (based on a novel by)
Editor:Hal Ashby
Composer:Quincy Jones
Principal Cast:Sidney Poitier
Rod Steiger
Warren Oates
Filmography:Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Moonstruck (1987)
The Hurricane (1999)


50th Anniversary Restoration! Followed by a conversation lead by Film Society Programmer Craig Rice.

When a wealthy industrialist is found murdered in a small Mississippi town and an African-American man is picked up at the train station with a wallet full of cash, local Police Chief Bill Gillespie immediately assumes he has caught his culprit. He's soon embarrassed to learn that the man he has arrested is Detective Virgil Tibbs, an experienced police officer from Philadelphia who is passing through town and is keen to leave the prejudiced community as soon as possible.

But when Tibbs' superior officer orders him to assist on the case and the victim's widow demands that he lead the investigation, the unlikely pair are forced to work together to unravel the mystery, leading them on a line of enquiry that will challenge both of their preconceptions.


A series of films presented in partnership with the Capri Theater on the first Thursday of every month, with speakers invited to lead post-film discussions with audiences.

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