Sony Movie Channel to Honor Black History Month In February With Blockbuster Films

BUCK AND THE PREACHER - 10:00 PM & 1:25 AM - Action-packed Western about a scout (Sidney Poitier) and a con man (Harry Belafonte) who team up to protect the Exodusters: ex-slaves who traveled across the West after the Civil War. Directed by Poitier. Music by jazz great Benny Carter. Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Cameron Mitchell, Denny Miller, Nita Talbot and John Kelly star.

Feb. 26 - Richard Pryor Night

Richard Pryor LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP -10:00 PM & 1:10 AM - A living legend, a comic genius... in legendary stand-up comedy concert performance captured live in 1982.

Richard Pryor: HERE & NOW - 11:30 PM & 2:40 AM - A comic genius... alive and well and at his best on Bourbon Street in New Orleans in this 1983 stand-up comedy concert.

In addition to airing these films on the dates above, all the aforementioned movies are scheduled for further broadcasts throughout the month. (See for details.)

Other notable Black History Month programming includes SMC's celebration of Poitier's birthday on Wednesday, Feb. 20, with back-to-back broadcasts of his movies THE LONG SHIPS (7:45 PM E/P) and THE BEDFORD INCIDENT (10:00 PM E/P). Throughout the month, SMC will also air TO SIR, WITH LOVE II, Poitier's 1996 follow-up to his iconic mid-'60s performance as an inspiring inner city London schoolteacher in TO SIR, WITH LOVE. Poitier fans will enjoy a two-day birthday celebration -- of his movies on the 19th and 20th.

Also on the schedule are films starring prominent African-American actors such as Donna Summer in THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY (Feb. 1 at 1:00 PM E); Jamie Foxx in STEALTH (Feb. 5 at 6:00 PM E); Gregory Hines in the Feb. 5 double feature of WHITE NIGHTS (11:40 AM E) and TAP (2:00 PM E); and Cuba Gooding Jr. in HERO WANTED (10PM E and 1:20AM E) and LINEWATCH (11:40PM E and 3AM E) on Feb. 18.

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Sony Movie Channel to Honor Black History Month In February With Blockbuster Films