Film Noir 2020
Screening Dates
  • August 5 (Wednesday) 6:15
  • August 6 (Thursday) 4:15
  • August 7 (Friday) 6:15
  • August 9 (Sunday) 8:00
  • August 12 (Wednesday) 4:00

Pop culture artefact. Film noir prototype. Classic Hollywood high point. John Huston’s directorial debut. And Humphrey Bogart, in his first top-billed role, establishing the now-legendary Bogie persona: the snarling, cynical, self-reliant anti-hero whose tough-guy exterior masks the bittersweet romantic (and perhaps even sentimental) soul underneath. Bogart is “Spade, Sam Spade,” a San Francisco private-eye caught up in a deadly web of deceit involving a motley assortment of unscrupulous characters (Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Elisha Cook Jr.) and the search for a missing statuette. Has there been a better screen adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s deliciously hard-boiled detective fiction?


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