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Fans of Humphrey Bogart may have an extra reason to visit Florida in May, when the inaugural festival honoring the iconic actor takes place. Hosted by Stephen Bogart, the actor’s son with Lauren Bacall, the Humphrey Bogart Film Festival runs May 2-5 in Key Largo, Fla.
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As previously reported, festival organizers will choose a theme each year, and this year’s is film noir, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. It will trace Bogie’s indelible impact on the genre by screening the following films:
The Petrified Forest
The Maltese Falcon
The Big Sleep
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
In a Lonely Place
Noted critic and film historian Leonard Maltin will also give a presentation on Bogart’s contribution to the genre.
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Other Bogart classics screened will include The African Queen, for which Bogart took home an Oscar, as well as Casablanca. The festival will open with a reception and an outdoor screening of Key Largo.
To round out its film noir theme, non-Bogart staples of the genre will be screened, including Double Indemnity and Sunset Boulevard, as well as more recent entries such as Memento, Brick and Drive.
The festival was created by The Humphrey Bogart Estate and the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce and will feature a formal Bogart Ball, displays of Bogart memorabilia and the chance to take a ride on the fully restored African Queen. Many of the classics will be screened outdoors.
Tickets can be purchased and hotel arrangements can be made at bogartfilmfestival.com.
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