May 8, 2014

Peter Lorre Film Festival in Baltimore, MD, May to June

The Yellow Sign Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland, will present Peter Lorre: The Facemaker, a series of five movies starring Peter Lorre, each Thursday night, beginning May 8 and ending June 12, 2014.

Shelly Burke, staff writer at the Yellow Sign Theatre, will host the event.

The schedule includes:
  • The Maltese Falcon (1941) – May 8
  • The Verdict (1946) – May 15
  • Mad Love (1935) – May 22
  • The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942) – May 29
  • Crime and Punishment (1935) – June 12
Each movie will begin at 9 pm.

Admission is free for all seats.

The Yellow Sign Theatre is located at 1726 North Charles Street, in the Station North neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland.

A limited number of parking spaces are available on the streets near the Yellow Sign Theatre. A parking garage is located on North Charles Street, close to the theater.

For more information, please refer to the theater’s Facebook and Tumblr pages.

On May 14, 2014, the Baltimore Post Examiner reported on the festival, including an interview with Ms. Burke and her interest in Peter. The article is available on the Post Examiner website.

In The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin recounts the making of all of Peter’s movies, through interviews with the many directors, actors, and crew who worked with him. The Maltese Falcon, filmed in the summer of 1941 and released in the fall of that year, led to a lifelong friendship between Peter Lorre Humphrey Bogart and eventually a contract with Warner Bros. Mad Love (1935) was the first movie Peter made in the United States, while he considered Crime and Punishment one of his favorites, even to writing an essay on it for The Saturday Evening Post. The Verdict (1946) was the last film Peter made with Sydney Greenstreet, who co-starred with him in a total of 9 movies, beginning with The Maltese Falcon.

The Lost One is available in both hard-back and soft-bound, as well as the Kindle and Nook.

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