FORT MASON FLIX: The Maltese Falcon
Fort Mason Center For Arts & CultureJun 2nd @ 6:00 p.m.
“I hope you’re not letting yourself be influenced by the guns these pocket-edition desperadoes are waving around, because I’ve practiced taking guns
from these boys before; so we’ll have no trouble there.”
FLIX PIX Staff Selection: A tribute to San Francisco with glorious black-and-white cinematography; The Maltese Falcon is a noir salute to Dashiell Hammett’s cynical, hard-boiled writing. — Claudia
The Maltese Falcon
About: In this San Francisco-set Hollywood classic, private investigator Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) accepts a case from the mysterious Ruth Wonderly (Mary Astor) and finds himself inexplicably drawn into the hunt for a jeweled treasure — and coping with a body count! Based on Dashiell Hammett’s 1930 novel, the film’s story, cinematography, characters, and attitude set the terms for “film noir” as a genre. John Huston’s first film launched the director’s more than 40-year run of indelible movie making and consistently scores a place among the best films ever made.
Director: John Huston
Year Released: 1941
Run Time: 101 minutes
Cast: With Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Gladys George, Barton MacLane, and Lee Patrick
Showing: June 2, 6:00 p.m.