HDNET MOVIES CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH ON TUESDAY, FEB. 28 WITH ‘THE A-LIST,’ HONORING SIDNEY POITIER AND DENZEL WASHINGTON, THE FIRST TWO AFRICAN-AMERICAN RECIPIENTS OF THE ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR

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HDNET MOVIES CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH ON TUESDAY, FEB. 28 WITH ‘THE A-LIST,’ HONORING SIDNEY POITIER AND DENZEL WASHINGTON, THE FIRST TWO AFRICAN-AMERICAN RECIPIENTS OF THE ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR

The Lineup Features Sidney Poitier’s Historic Oscar®-Winning Performance in LILIES OF THE FIELD, Denzel Washington in JOHN Q, and More

Los Angeles – January 30, 2017 – HDNET MOVIES celebrates Black History Month with a night of acclaimed films starring the first two African-Americans to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, in “The A-List: Sidney Poitier and Denzel Washington” on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7pE.

The event begins with Washington as a young policeman caught in a tricky predicament when his childhood friend is accused of robbery and murder in THE MIGHTY QUINN followed by Washington as a determined father who takes a hospital emergency room hostage when his insurance won’t cover his son’s heart transplant in JOHN Q at 8:45pE.

The tribute continues with Poitier in the historic performance that earned him his first Oscar®, starring as a construction worker who helps Catholic nuns build a church in the desert in LILIES OF THE FIELD at 10:50pE. Then at 12:30aE Poitier and Tony Curtis star as rival inmates on the lam, who must put their disdain aside and work together to elude the police in Oscar®-winning 1958 drama THE DEFIANT ONES. The evening comes to a close with Poitier as a prison psychiatrist assigned to an inmate (Bobby Darin) with Nazi tendencies in PRESSURE POINT, with Peter Falk, at 2:10aE.

For a complete schedule of films and times, visit www.hdnetmovies.com/schedules.

HDNET MOVIES’ “The A-List: Sidney Poitier and Denzel Washington” Lineup is as follows (all times eastern):

“The A-List: Sidney Poitier And Denzel Washington”—Tuesday, Feb. 28

THE MIGHTY QUINN (1989) – 7pE

JOHN Q (2002) – 8:45pE

LILIES OF THE FIELD (1963) – 10:50pE

THE DEFIANT ONES (1958) – 2:10aE

PRESSURE POINT (1962) – 12:30aE

ABOUT HDNET MOVIES

HDNET MOVIES showcases the best in box office hits, award-winning films and memorable movie marathons, uncut and commercial free. Launched in 2003 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, the linear TV network and VOD service programs a diverse slate of top Hollywood films in beautiful high definition. HDNET MOVIES is widely distributed by major cable, telco and satellite TV providers in the U.S. For further information, visit www.hdnetmovies.com.

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