Another Monday, another theme! It’s “Timely Classics” week, so bring on the classic films with storylines still relevant to what we’re experiencing in this day and age.
Today’s film is a 1967 mystery drama that won 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Its central character, Virgil Tibbs, is a Black police detective who becomes involved in a murder investigation in small-town Sparta, Mississippi. The film looks closely at racism, police brutality, and bigotry in a way that is unfortunately still relevant today.
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