SUN APRIL 3, 2022 7:30 PM


$8.00 (member); $13.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by author Sloan De Forest.

Book signing of De Forest’s THE ESSENTIAL DIRECTORS: THE ART AND IMPACT OF CINEMA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL FILMMAKERS begins at 6:30pm. In partnership with Larry Edmunds Bookshop.

Tickets are no longer on sale for this event.


THE BIG SLEEP, 1946, Warner Bros./Park Circus, 114 min, USA, Dir: Howard Hawks.

The second of the Bacall-Bogart-Hawks collaborations turns Raymond Chandler’s acidic novel into a surprisingly exuberant piece of escapist entertainment. Packed with quotable lines (courtesy not only of Chandler but screenwriters William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett and Jules Furthman) and colorful supporting players (including Dorothy Malone and Elisha Cook Jr.), it’s both an elaborately plotted detective story and a breezy (and hilarious) romantic comedy. Bogart is sardonic private eye Philip Marlowe and Bacall is the fast and funny daughter of his wealthy and mysterious client.

FORMAT: 35mm


TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT, 1944, Warner Bros./Park Circus, 100 min, USA, Dir: Howard Hawks.

Lauren Bacall’s screen debut opposite Humphrey Bogart is one of the wittiest romances ever made, as well as a rousing Hawks adventure film. Bogie is a cynical fisherman in a French colonial port who tries to keep his nose out of WWII until Bacall wins his heart and awakens his idealism. Co-starring Walter Brennan as Bogie’s rum-soaked sidekick.

FORMAT: 35mm