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Cafe Inquiry--Black History Month film: In the Heat of the Night [No Host Event]

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Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m.
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Black History Month film: In the Heat of the Night

To honor Black History Month and to kick off our special months-long film series for Café Inquiry, we will be showing "In the Heat of the Night" starring Sydney Poitier.

The film will be introduced by Ed Rampell, an L.A.-based film historian/critic, freelance writer, and author, who also will lead discussion of the film afterwards. Ed is the author of Progressive Hollywood: A People's Film History of the United States.

Named after CBS’ Edward R. Murrow because of his TV exposés of Sen. Joe McCarthy, Ed majored in Cinema at Manhattan’s Hunter College, then lived in Tahiti, Samoa, Hawaii, and Micronesia reporting for radio, TV, and print media before moving to L.A. in 1999. He has written for The Progressive Magazine (and has the current cover story about Oliver Stone), Variety, Written By, and L.A. Times. Ed regularly reviews movies, plays and opera for,, and, which he co-founded.

In 2007, Rampell created the annual Progie Awards to honor progressive films and filmmakers. He co-founded the James Agee Cinema Circle, an international group of left-wing film critics, which annually votes for The Progies.


Cafe Inquiry is our monthly casual get-together where you can have a coffee and chat with other people on various topics of science and religion. A guest speaker opens the discussion with a brief intro to the subject and then the floor is open in the theater lobby. On film nights, the theater will be used. All are welcome!


Free admission • Plenty of parking • Bookstore open

Donations to help keep this program running are much appreciated.

Held in the Steve Allen Theater lobby at CFI-L.A.

The Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles • 4773 Hollywood Blvd. • Hollywood, CA 90027
2 blocks west of Vermont at Berendo