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17
September
7:30 pm

The Maltese Falcon · 35mm

The Maltese Falcon, shown in 35mm · 80th anniversary!

Oscar Nominated and selected for the National Film Registry

Film intro by Hollywood Film expert, Dr. Brad Schauer – Associate Professor, School of Theatre, Film & Television at the University of Arizona.

USA, 1941, 1hr 40 mins. Black and White
Executive Producer: Hal B. Wallis
Writer and Director: John Huston

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet

Based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett

Presented in 35mm, for an absolute rare experience. Show up early and blow the dust off your fedora. Come dressed as your favorite gumshoe or femme fatal for a night of murder, mystery, and mayhem with a preshow celebration.

Costume contest
Photo Opps with Bogart
Murder Mayhem Challenge
Cupcakes and signature cocktails

Film overview: The first film directed by the prolific John Huston, this noir classic created the foundations for the American genre. Variety called it “one of the best examples of action and suspenseful melodramatic story telling in cinematic form.” Detective Sam Spade (a stand-out performance by Humphrey Bogart) gets more than he bargained for when he takes a case brought to him by a beautiful but secretive woman. Trouble follows as Sam gets entangled in a dangerous web of crime and intrigue while searching for what others want – a bejeweled Maltese falcon statuette.