THE MALTESE FALCON – Blockbuster Books on Film: Movie & Lecture Series – MARCH 13th 2013

11:49 am in Chessboard Creative Events by BlackKing

Wednesday, March 13th  2013
6:30 pm

Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall
300 Beechwood Avenue Carnegie, PA


The first installment of the Blockbuster Books on Film Movie & Lecture Series, presented through the cooperation of Chessboard Creative and The Andrew Carnegie Free Library Library! Countless classic films have been based on books. In many cases, the book became more popular due to its portrayal on screen, though in others, the film far out shown the source material with the book falling into obscurity. Each installment of this series begins with an informative lecture by Chessboard Creative Executive Director Brian Edward, examining a classic film production and the history of book on which it is based, followed by a screening of the movie in the Music Hall of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library. Admission to the event is free and will include opportunities to purchase raffle tickets for prizes related to the evening’s feature.

THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) – Starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor. Directed by John Huston. Based on the Novel by Dashiell Hammett. Private detective Sam Spade takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals and a gorgeous femme fatale in a quest for a fabled and priceless statue.


March 13th – The Maltese Falcon
June 12th – Mildred Pierce
September 11th – The African Queen
December 11th – Auntie Mame