The Best of Norman Jewison

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

8:00 pm

After a wealthy Chicago businessman is murdered in a small Mississippi town, police chief Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger) is pressured to quickly find the killer. When Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier), a black man, arrives in town he becomes a suspect and is immediately arrested. It's not long before Gillespie learns that Tibbs is a well-respected homicide detective from Philadelphia. After some convincing, Tibbs is swayed to stay and help with the investigation and together they try to solve the crime. Based on the novel by John Ball, the film was directed by Norman Jewison. Winner of five Academy Awards including Best Picture in 1967.

Moonstruck (1987)

10:00 pm

Loretta accepts the proposal of Johnny, a man she doesn't love, simply because he knows how to propose well. Shortly after Johnny leaves for Italy to visit his dying mother, Loretta visits his estranged brother Ronny to invite him to the wedding, but things get complicated when she unexpectedly falls in love with him. The comedic film stars Cher, Nicolas Cage and Danny Aiello. Winner of three Academy Awards, the film was directed by Norman Jewison.

Zulu (1964)

12:00 am

After defeating the British Army at Isandlwana, 4000 Zulus set their eyes on sieging Rorke’s Drift in Natal, Africa. With 140 men, the British forces stand strong against the incoming warriors despite in-fighting between a Royal Engineers officer and his lieutenant. The film captures the 12 hour battle that resulted in 11 Victoria Crosses being awarded to the survivors of Rorke’s Drift. Starring Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins and Michael Caine, the film was directed and co-written by once-blacklisted director Cy Endfield.