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Join WXXI and The Little for A Warm December, Feb 11th @ 7:30pm


Part of the Black Cinema Series

On a trip to London with his daughter (Yvette Curtis) for some dirt-bike races, Dr. Matt Younger (Sidney Poitier) meets beautiful dignitary Catherine Oswandu (Esther Anderson) and quickly falls for her. But something is amiss — strange men seem to be following her wherever she goes, and Younger assumes she’s at the center of some political intrigue.

Whether he was playing a student or a teacher, a policeman or a prisoner, a polished professional or a desperate working man, a jazz musician or handyman or doctor, Sidney Poitier, a man of Caribbean heritage, was the image and sound of African-American intellect and pride.

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson who wrote and conducted the score was an American composer whose interests spanned the worlds of jazz, dance, pop, film, television, and classical music. In addition to writing the score for A Warm December, he also composed music for films such as The McMasters (1970), Together for Days (1972), Thomasine & Bushrod (1974), The Education of Sonny Carson (1974), Amazing Grace (1974), Mean Johnny Barrows (1976), and the documentary Montgomery to Memphis (1970) about Martin Luther King Jr.