Past Season:

Celebrating Sidney Poitier

Fri 29 Apr — Sun 15 May 2022

The Garden Cinema celebrates the life and career of Sidney Poitier with a selection of our favourite performances. If you would like us to screen a Sidney Poitier film not included in the season, please get in touch.

Past Screenings

In the Heat of the Night 12A

Set in the racist South (Sparta in Mississippi), Sidney Poitier, a police officer from the North, investigates a murder case in… Read More
Norman Jewison, USA, 1967, 110m.
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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner PG

Opportunities for black actors was improving at the end of the 1950s, and Sidney Poitier was the first black leading man… Read More
Stanley Kramer, USA, 1967, 108m.
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The Defiant Ones U

Nominated for nine Academy Awards including Best Picture, Stanley Kramer’s The Defiant Ones broke new ground by delivering its message of… Read More
Stanley Kramer, USA, 1958, 96m.
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To Sir, With Love 12A

Sidney Poitier is the novice teacher in a tough working-class school in East London.  He faces a class of undisciplined and… Read More
James Clavell, UK, 1967, 107m.
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Blackboard Jungle 12A

Sydney Poitier is one of the rebellious pupils at a mixed inner-city school who collectively confront their new teacher (Glen Ford)… Read More
Richard Brooks, USA, 1955, 101m.
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Cry, The Beloved Country PG

Based on Alan Paton’s novel, this powerful film focuses on the heart-wrenching struggles to survive in a society viciously divided by… Read More
Zoltán Korda, USA, 1951, 103m.
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Lilies of the Field U

Ralph Nelson, USA, 1963, 94m.
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