Humphrey Bogart Film Festival Oct 12-16, 2016
Key Largo, FL
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Honoring The Man, his films, his life, and the golden era of cinema…in a tropical paradise with a stunning climate…that is the Humphrey Bogart Film Festival as presented by the Humphrey Bogart Estate.
As observed by two time festival guest Leonard Maltin (the man who declared Casablanca “the best Hollywood movie of all time”), the Humphrey Bogart Film Festival presents these classic films like they were meant to be seen: “on the big screen.” The larger-than-life presentations are offered both on traditional movie theaters and outside, on a giant screen, under the stars next to the Gulf of Mexico. Imagine that moment…watching the Bogart classic “Key Largo,” in Key Largo, next to the waters Bogie navigated in the classic movie for which this island was named.
The festival also presents a variety of special events including cocktail receptions, featuring Bogart's Gin, round table discussions, a great display of family owned memorabilia, expert film introductions, Saturday evening dancing and dining, and, finally, a closing brunch overlooking the breathtaking waters of the Florida Keys. In between catching a movie or attending an event, the true Bogart aficionados somehow find time to take a cruise on the original African Queen, which makes its home port Key Largo.
The Humphrey Bogart Film Festival is not, however, just about the past…it is also about the present and the future…
Each year the festival is hosted by Stephen Bogart, son of Bogie and Bacall. In the first two years Stephen Bogart was joined by film historian Leonard Maltin. Last year, Stephen was joined by co-host Eddie Muller. Eddie, known internationally as the "Czar of Noir," is an acclaimed novelist, biographer and film historian. He is the founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation, which rescues, restores, and exhibits at-risk examples of the genre. He is also a frequent guest on Turner Classic Movies, Eddie will be back to co-host again this year.
Billy Corben will return to once again host a workshop and serve as master of ceremonies. Billy is a South Florida native and award-winning director best known for his riveting documentary “Cocaine Cowboys."
This year, we celebrate the 75th anniversary of "The Maltese Falcon" and the 70th Anniversary of "The Big Sleep". Please join us and our soon to be announced special guests as we watch great Bogart films, drink some Bogart's Gin, and discuss our love of classic films in "America’s Caribbean,” Key Largo, Florida.
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