January 18, 2017

Students! Classes Include Lorre Films!

Peter Lorre fans in the areas of Flagstaff, Arizona, and Bridgton, Maine, will have an opportunity on January 24 and 27, 2017, to attend classes on classic Lorre films – M (1931) and The Maltese Falcon (1941).

M, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona ~

NAU’s College of Arts and Letters film series continues the spring installment of its popular Tuesday night film series with a free showing of M in the Cline Library on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.

The program, which includes a cartoon and post-film discussion, will begin at 7 pm in the library’s Assembly Hall, located on the first floor near the public entrance. Local film experts will introduce M, and series organizers Paul Helford and Paul Donnelly will lead a discussion immediately following the movie.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

The Cline Library is located at 1001 S. Knoles Drive, at the corner of Knoles Drive and McCreary Road, in Flagstaff, Arizona. A map of the University is available on the library's website.

Parking lot P16 is directly across the street from the Cline Library. Lot P13 is behind the library. The College of Arts and Letters Film Series has been designated as a free parking event. To qualify for the free permit, which must be downloaded for each movie, attendees must be a community member and register with NAU Parking. Instructions for obtaining a free parking are available on the NAU website.

For more information, please contact the library at 928-523-2173.

The film series will run from Tuesday, Jan. 17, to Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The full schedule is available on the Cline Library website.

The Maltese Falcon, Senior College, Bridgton, Maine ~

In Bridgton, Maine, winter term is now in session at the Senior College, and on the schedule for Friday, Jan. 27, is The Maltese Falcon (1941).

The program begins at 10 am. Margaret Reimer will present the class, discussing film noir and the movie’s characters.

Class will be held at the Magic Lantern Theater Pub, located at 9 Depot Street in downtown Bridgton, Maine. Parking is available at the pub.

Senior College is a hometown Bridgton program designed for anyone 50 years or older residing in Bridgton or the nearby Lakes Region communities in Maine. Students may take a class or two for $5 each, or become a Senior College member for $20 and take any winter session class for free.

Class registration forms are available at the Bridgton Library, located at 1 Church Street, in Bridgton, Maine. Forms are also available on the Senior College website. Instructions for enrollment in Senior College are available on the Senior College website.

For more information, please contact Kappy Sprenger, Senior College Registration, at 207-647-5593.

Classes will run from Tuesday, Jan. 17, to Thursday, February 9, 2017. The complete schedule is available on the Senior College website.

No word on textbooks for these classes – but an outstanding work would be The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, by Stephen D. Youngkin, who recounts the making of both M and The Maltese Falcon through interviews with directors Fritz Lang and John Huston, among others.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre is available in hard-back and soft-bound editions, as well as the Kindle and Nook.

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