Film Festival Hunts Huston’s TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE

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Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Vertical Poster)The free film series The Screening Room: Classics, Crowd-Pleasers, Cult Favorites and Neglected Gems continues this week with special showings of two cherished Hollywood classics at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, 350 N. Wood Ave., Florence, Alabama.

Holt, Huston and Bogart

Holt, Huston and Bogart

Humphrey Bogart, Tim Holt and Oscar winner Walter Huston star in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20. Bruce Bennett, Barton MacLane, Alfonso Bedoya and Robert Blake co-star in John Huston’s action-adventure drama about a trio of greed-driven prospectors searching for gold in the Sierra Madre mountains.

The series continues at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, with a special 50th-anniversary showing of Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn in director Stanley Donen’s witty, offbeat suspense thriller Charade (1963). The stellar supporting cast features Walter Matthau, James Coburn and George Kennedy.

The June lineup concludes at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30, with Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant and Torin Thatcher in a special “Farewell to Ray Harryhausen (1920-2013)”showing of Nathan Juran’s The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1957).

Grant and Hepburn

Grant and Hepburn

The Screening Room series – sponsored by the library, Pillar of Fire and Bookmarks Coffee Shop – is organized and hosted by film historian Terry Pace, who teaches English at the University of North Alabama. Admission is free. For details, call the library at 256-764-6564 or Pillar of Fire at 256-764-6564.

“Nobody puts one over on Fred C. Dobbs!” – Fred C. Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) in John Huston’s The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

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