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2016 SUMMER FILM SERIES MOVIE LINE UP ANNOUNCED

BOGIE & BACALL
Join us this July and August for 2016's FREE summer film series
featuring eight film classics starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

Friday films outside under the stars at the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Garden – bring blankets, a picnic and your friends! All shows begin at 8:30 PM   

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JULY 8: THE MALTESE FALCON

A mixture of mystery, romance and thriller, this classic noir stars screen legend Humphrey Bogart as no-nonsense private detective Sam Spade, who gets more than he bargained for when he takes a case brought to him by femme fatale Miss Wonderly (Mary Astor). On the quest for a priceless statuette, Spade must contend with murder, deceit and memorable villains like a quirky low-life crook played by Peter Lorre. Based on one of author Dashiell Hammett’s best thrillers, this iconic film was John Huston’s directorial debut. (John Huston, 1941, 101 min.)

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JULY 16: CASABLANCA

An undisputed masterpiece, Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman give career-defining performances as Rick Blaine, the hard-drinking American running a nightclub in Casablanca when Morocco was a crossroads for spies, traitors, Nazis and the French Resistance, and Ilsa Lund, the woman Rick loved years earlier in Paris and whom he believes abandoned him. Set amidst the backdrop of World War II, Casablanca reaches the epitome of love and sacrifice as Rick and Ilsa weigh their own happiness against the fate of the world. (Michael Curtiz, 1942, 102 min.)

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JULY 22: TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT

Loosely based on Ernest Hemingway's novel, To Have and Have Not takes us to Martinique during World War II, where charter boat captain Harry Morgan (Humphrey Bogart) maintains a policy of strict neutrality toward the war. But everything changes when he meets the young American cabaret singer Marie Browning (Lauren Bacall, in her screen debut) and a fugitive leader of the French Resistance who both need a way off the island. With the film’s legendary “You know how to whistle, don't you?” scene, its enduring popularity is in large part due to the chemistry between Bogart and Bacall, whose on-screen affair led to their famous romance, which endured until Bogart’s death. (Howard Hawks, 1944, 100 min.)

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JULY 29: THE BIG SLEEP

When cynical private eye Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) is hired by a millionaire to handle a blackmailer, Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction and murder are just a few plot twists in this complex whodunit. Featuring a mystifying trail of false leads, unforgettable dialogue and raw-edged characters, including the millionaire’s enigmatic daughter Vivian (Lauren Bacall), The Big Sleep is perhaps the definitive Humphrey Bogart/Lauren Bacall film, with some of the most innuendo-filled dialogue in film history between its two main leads. Based on Raymond Chandler's hard-boiled detective mystery, this adaptation was scripted by William Faulkner. (Howard Hawks, 1946, 114 min.)

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AUGUST 12: DARK PASSAGE

Falsely accused of killing his wife, Vincent Parry (Humphrey Bogart) escapes from prison to seek the true killer. Not knowing whom he can trust, Vincent finds a surprising ally in Irene Jansen (Lauren Bacall, in an acclaimed performance), a stranger who bravely takes in the mystery man. Danger closes in as Vincent uncovers the shocking secrets behind his wife’s murder. Hailed by critics for its inventive use of subjective camera techniques by which the viewer sees the action through the protagonist’s eyes. (Delmar Daves, 1947, 106 min.)

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AUGUST 18: KEY LARGO

Frank McCloud (Humphrey Bogart), an embittered war veteran, travels to Key Largo to meet Nora Temple (Lauren Bacall), the wife of his deceased war buddy. Arriving at a tumbledown hotel managed by Nora's father-in-law James Temple (Lionel Barrymore), McCloud discovers that the establishment has been taken over by exiled gangster Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson). While the group is stuck in the hotel as a hurricane draws near, stormy passions rise. Considered one of the most visually evocative noir films, Key Largo concentrates on the simmering tensions between characters. (John Huston, 1948, 101 min.)

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AUGUST 26: HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE

Resourceful Schatze Page (Lauren Bacall), spunky Loco Dempsey (Betty Grable) and ditzy Pola Debevoise (Marilyn Monroe) set out to marry millionaires. When the three friends scheme to rent a luxurious penthouse in New York City to attract rich husbands, fate has something else in store. After a series of misunderstandings and comedies of error, the girls realize that money is no substitute for happiness. Starring a trio of screen sirens, this delightful comedy serves up sharp observations about the opposite sex, and, as the first film to be photographed in CinemaScope wide-screen and in sumptuous color, is a visual treat. ((Jean Negulesco, 1953, 95 min.)

On FRI, AUG 26 arrive early for a FREE 6 PM performance by the U.S. Navy Band Cruisers.


Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, Santa Barbara County Park Foundation, and  Santa Barbara County Parks.
Premier Sponsor: Contour from COX
Gold Sponsor: Curvature

Special thanks to Winick Architects, SB Independent, Voice Magazine, KCSB 91.9 FM and KCRW.
Films at UCSB presented with support from the UCSB Summer Cultural and Enrichment Program and the Freshman Summer Start Program.

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