Humphrey Bogart Film Fest: Key Largo, October 12-16
Eddie Muller, the Czar of Noir, returns to Key Largo October 12-16 to co-host this year's Humphrey Bogart Film Festival along with Stephen Bogart, son of Bogie and Lauren Bacall. The festival, running October 12-16, will celebrate the 75th anniversary of John Huston's The Maltese Falcon (1941) and the 70th Anniversary of Howard Hawks' The Big Sleep (1946), with both films screening during the festival. To kick off the 5-day event, the "The Czar of Noir" will host a one-hour presentation titled "Bogart and Film Noir." On Saturday, Stephen Bogart, Eddie Muller, and other special guests will participate in a roundtable discussion about The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep.
This year's programming is substantially weighted toward noir. Nicholas Ray's tragic noir romance In a Lonely Place, which teamed Bogart with Ray's then-wife Gloria Grahame, will play twice. One of director William Wyler's rare forays into noir also screens twice, The Desperate Hours (1955), pitting Bogart as a ruthless criminal against suburban dad Fredric March. A trifecta of lesser known but quite excellent noirs are also scheduled: Richard Brooks' newspaper noir Deadline U.S.A. (1952); Mark Robson's realistically grim portrayal of boxing, The Harder They Fall (1956); and The Enforcer (1951), based loosely on the judicial takedown of Murder, Inc. As to be expected, Huston's Key Largo (1948) will also play. Visit BogartFilmFestival.com for full program information and to buy passes and tickets to individual screenings.