skip to main content

Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

THIS EVENT IS IN THE PAST!

First Friday Films: 'The Maltese Falcon'

Promotional movie poster for "The Maltese Falcon" playing at San Diego Museum of Art's First Friday Films.

Above: Promotional movie poster for "The Maltese Falcon" playing at San Diego Museum of Art's First Friday Films.

The Expressionist period of filmmaking in Germany laid the foundation for Film Noir in the United States during the 1940s and 1950. During this evening's lecture, Eddie Muller, nicknamed the Czar of Noir, will touch on the role of cinematic German Expressionism in the development of film noir and will specifically highlight the influence of Dashiell Hammett, the legendary American author who created the character of Sam Spade, played by Humphrey Bogart in "The Maltese Falcon."

Muller has written many books about the film noir genre, including "Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir"; "The Art of Noir"; and "Dark City Dames: The Wicked Women of Film Noir".

"The Maltese Falcon," a classic film noir starring Humphrey Bogart and set in San Francisco, follows a private detective who takes on a case involving three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Running time: 100 minutes. Rated PG. 1941. 7:00 p.m. Pre-film lecture & 8:00 p.m. Film

Pricing: $5 members, students, military, seniors/$10 nonmembers

Location: San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado Balboa Park, San Diego: Google Maps

Related links

Submit a correction for this event