Sidney Poitier film festival at Way LibraryWritten by Toledo Free Press Staff Writers | | firstname.lastname@example.org
To help celebrate Black History Month, Way Public Library will screen four Sidney Poitier films on successive Sundays beginning Feb. 5. The festival opens with the 1955 film, “Blackboard Jungle.” Glenn Ford is a new teacher at a tough inner-city high school. Racial tension, violence and apathy abound. Poitier, in a key role, plays one of the students in Ford’s class.
The film will be shown at 2 p.m. in the lower-level auditorium of the library. No reservations are required. Admission and refreshments are free. A guest speaker will discuss the film afterwards. The library is located at 101 E. Indiana Ave., in Perrysburg.
For more information, call (419) 874-3135. Other films in the series will be “Edge of the City,” “Lilies of the Field” and “A Patch of Blue.”