January 11, 2022

EP. 193.9 — In The Heat Of The Night (Re-Release)

In honor of Sidney Poitier’s passing, Unspooled is re-releasing this episode from the Unspooled archives. We’ll be back with a new episode this Thursday.

 

Amy & Paul take a trip down South for 1967’s racially charged police thriller “In The Heat Of The Night!” They celebrate the excellent soundtrack, scrutinize how well the film holds up as a procedural, and take a close look at Sidney Poitier’s incredible road to Hollywood. Plus: Two interviews this week, with Pod Save The People’s DeRay Mckesson on the value of art as activism, and Lee Grant, who plays Mrs. Colbert, reflecting on her trailblazing career as an actor and director.

 

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