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Guess Who Came to Dinner

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Actress Katharine Houghton talks about her experience as a cast member in the groundbreaking movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and film critic Mack Bates shares his picks for best movies about the African American experience. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner received 11 Oscar nominations and won two of them -- Best Picture and Best Actress. It also made a profound impact on the marketing of feature motion pictures in southern states. The 1967 film starred Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy and Katharne Houghton, who is Hepburn's niece. Houghton has appeared in other films including Kinsey, Ethan Frome, The Last Airbender and Billy Bathgate. She is also a successful playwright, popular lecturer, and award-winning stage actress. She won an Obie for her performance in Scent of Flowers and has played roles in over 50 regional theater productions. Bates has written freelance articles for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and serves as a staff blogger for Milwaukee Magazine's official film blog. He also received a local Emmy for his work on The Robert and Rosie Show. Co-host James Colt Harrison is a film historian who contributes film commentary to a variety of outlets.     

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