Heroes & Villains
Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre (1941)
Join us on the red carpet for cocktails and an iconic Hollywood masterpiece for the Finale Night of Silver Screen…
Ushering in an uneasy world of knife-edged heroes, dark shadows, femmes fatales, and unscrupulous villains, The Maltese Falcon marks the birth of film noir. Suspenseful, labyrinthine, and brilliantly cast, it follows cynical private detective Sam Spade in a cat-and-mouse contest for a priceless jewel-encrusted statuette, The Maltese Falcon. Spade is pitted against three treasure hunting criminals who will resort to anything to get their hands on the Falcon, even committing murder.
Smart/Cocktail dress … Or for the more daring, please feel free to channel your inner 1920s, 30s or 40s glamour style.
St. George’s Cinema comes alive once again for the 2017 Silver Screen Festival with an edge-of-the-seat theme guaranteed to set the blood racing. Taut plots, dark storylines, tense cliff-hangers and gritty performances abound in this week-long festival of classic film evoking the golden age of Hollywood, and exploring the fight between good and evil, and the tensions of right and wrong. Some of cinema’s greatest names in acting are immortalised in eleven award-winning movies that see ruthless and spine-chilling villains pitted against courageous and feisty heroes and heroines.