Thursday, July 16, 2015

Library's July “Third Floor Film Series”

In July the “Third Floor Film Series” will feature The Treasure of the Sierra Madre from 1948. Directed by master filmmaker John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart in one of his most celebrated performances, the film focuses on a trio of men who become obsessed with finding gold in the desert mountains of northern Mexico in the 1920s. They start out as business partners but greed and suspicion quickly drive wedges between the men as tempers flair and trust (and sanity) slowly ebbs away.

Walter Huston, the father of the director, won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Howard, the seasoned prospector who leads his two companions on their quest for riches. A number of amusing cameos dot the film as well, including brief scenes by John Huston, Ann Sheridan, and silent star Jack Holt (father of co-star Tim Holt).

Please make plans to join us on Thursday, July 23, at 7:00 p.m. as we screen this wonderful film. Part adventure story, part psychological thriller, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre features amazing performances and impressive cinematography. Coffee, soft drinks, candy, and popcorn will be available free of charge, and David Nilsen will be leading a brief discussion after the film. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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