Monterey County Film Commission and Museum of Monterey
bring screenings of “In the Heat of the Night”
to “9 Films Marking 1967” film series on August 24, 25
(Monterey,CA– Aug. 14, 2012) – The Monterey County Film Commission, in collaboration with the Museum of Monterey (MOM), brings a screening of the classic and Academy Award-winning movie, “In the Heat of the Night” to the film series “9 Films Marking 1967.”
The series is held in conjunction with theMuseumofMonterey’s 2012 exhibition, “Music, Love and Flowers: Youth & Culture Monterey 1967 & Now,” which reflects some of the cultural changes of that time 45 years ago.
The screenings take place monthly on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons in the Museum of Monterey Theatre at 5 Custom House Plaza in Monterey. On Friday nights the museum will remain open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a no-host wine bar and all museum first floor exhibits available for viewing. The film will be shown at 7 p.m., and again at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Admission to the film is free with a $10 paid admission to MOM. REEL Friends of the Film Commission members and members of MOM receive a discounted admission of $5 plus a glass of wine. Proceeds benefit the two non-profits.
“In the Heat of the Night”—a mystery and crime drama—is centered on the racial tension in a Southern town where an African American detective named Virgil Tibbs is asked to investigate a murder. The film won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It stars
Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates and Lee Grant. Norman Jewison directed.
Remaining screenings in the film series are:
Aug. 24 and 25 – “In the Heat of the Night”
Sept. 28 and 29 – “Riot on Sunset Strip”
Oct. 26 and 27 – “The Trip”
Nov. 23 and 24 – “Valley of the Dolls”
Dec. 23 and 24 – “Wait Until Dark”
Jan. 25 and 26, 2013 – “Easy Rider”
For more information on the series or memberships in MOM contact Lisa Coscino at 831-402-9141 or go to www.museumofmonterey.org. For film commission REEL Friends memberships, call 831-646-0910 or go to www.FilmMonterey.org.
The Monterey County Film Commission was created by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors in 1987. It is a nonprofit organization proactively marketing Monterey County as a destination for the motion picture, television and related industries, for the purpose of stimulating economic development, creating jobs, providing and supporting educational opportunities in those areas.