Join the Kiggins Theatre and our friends at Niche Wine Bar as we continue our Noir Nights film series pairing film noir classics with a pre-show tasting featuring three wines influenced by the films!
Niche proprietor Leah Jackson will be on hand to discuss the wines which will also be able to be purchase by the glass for your movie watching pleasure (and by the bottle as you leave).
Tickets to individual films are $10 and include a collectible ticket. The tasting for the three wines is $5.
Our next trio of films features the epitome of noir tough guys, the legendary Humphrey Bogart, paired with some of the era’s great directors!
First up on November 6th he stars as detective Sam Spade in John Huston’s classic THE MALTESE FALCON. Then on December 11th he portrays Philip Marlowe in Howard Hawks THE BIG SLEEP. And on January 8th he plays against type as a screenwriter who may or not be a killer in Nicholas Ray’s IN A LONELY PLACE!
In John Huston’s 1941 adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s THE MALTESE FALCON Bogie’s detective Sam Spade is caught in a frantic search for the jeweled falcon of Malta and his partner’s killer. His pursuit leads him to a group of desperate individuals including Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet and a never creepier Peter Lorre, all who also want the bird for their own purposes.
In Howard Hawks’ 1946 thriller THE BIG SLEEP, L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe (Bogart) takes on a blackmail case…and follows a trail peopled with murderers, pornographers, nightclub rogues, spoiled rich and more. Hawks serves up snappy character encounters (particularly those of Bogart and Lauren Bacall), brisk pace and atmosphere galore.
We wrap our Bogart edition of Noir Nights on January 8th with the Nicholas Ray classic IN A LONELY PLACE.
Bogart plays a talented but washed-up screenwriter with a temper who becomes the prime suspect in a brutal Tinseltown murder, and Gloria Grahame is the woman with a past who is the only person who can supply an alibi for him. Based loosely on Dorothy B. Hughes thriller, PLACE is a turbulent mix of suspenseful noir and devastating melodrama, fueled by powerhouse performances. Considered one of the best films of the 1950s and cemented Nicholas Ray as one of Hollywood’s greatest auteurs.