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Chicago Film Club: Screening of “High Sierra” with discussion afterward
March 11, 2020 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
“High Sierra” (1941) After the success of “They Drive By Night,” Ida Lupino was emerging as a major star at Warner Bros. Humphrey Bogart desperate to advance to lead roles, talked George Raft (director Raul Walsh’s first choice) out of taking the role. It proved to be a breakout performance; he would never again play second leads.
Bogart plays Roy (Mad Dog) Earle recently released from prison and eager for one big time robbery so he can retire in comfort. Along the way he meets Marie Garson (Lupino), a rootless young woman who falls in love with him. Planning the big heist isn’t an easy job, but Roy is willing to risk it all for his one big chance at a new life with Marie.
All admissions: $5
Chicago Film Club
If you love classic movies, this is the club for you. You’ll have fun learning about the classical Hollywood period of filmmaking as well as interacting with other classic movie fans. Each movie will be introduced, providing important background information, to make the movie watching experience as enjoyable as possible. Q&A and discussion time after each film viewing will give everyone a chance to contribute their impressions and opinions. It will be like going to film school, but with no tests, quizzes, or finals!
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