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The Films of Sidney Poitier – Film Series – The Defiant Ones

9/3/2014
Shows at 1:00 & 7:00 p.m.


The Films of Sidney Poitier Film Series is hosted by the Lindo Theatre in partnership with the Stephenson County Museum and Highland Community College. It is designed to offer movie-goers the experience of viewing time-honored American Film classics along with the opportunity to discuss various aspects of each film. Admission is $5 per movie or $20 for the series of 4 movies and the bonus musical.

The Defiant Ones: Joker Jackson and Noah Cullen are two convicts on a chain gang who hate each other. After a truck prison accident, they flee and are pursued by the police. While they're chained, the two are dependent on one another. When they eventually get rid of their chains, their hostility has been changed into fellowship and respect.

The films in the series have been selected with the assistance of Ed Finch the Retired Executive Director for the Stephenson County Museum and Alan Wenzel the Retired Speech Communications Instructor for Highland Community College.  They will introduce each movie and lead a discussion afterward. Movie-goers are encouraged to stay after the movie to participate in this exchange.

Let us know what movies you would like to see. Either email us at info@classiccinemas.com or jot down your remarks on one of our Customer Comment cards which should be available in the theatre lobby or from a manager.

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