The Main Library's Black History Month Film Series, showcasing movies starring the magnetic actor, continues with an airing of 1967's Best Picture Oscar winner, In the Heat of the Night. This engrossing murder-mystery stars Poitier as Virgil Tibbs, a Philadelphia detective who reluctantly agrees to help redneck sheriff Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger) solve a crime in the racist town of Sparta, Miss. The Library series concludes Feb. 26 with a screening of 1972's Buck and the Preacher, co-starring Poitier and Harry Belafonte.
Free admission. Feb. 19. 2 p.m. Francis Auditorium, Main Library. 704-416-0252.