April 8, 2015

Fresno County Libraries Screen The Maltese Falcon

As part of several “Big Read” events in Fresno County, CA, The Maltese Falcon (1941) will be shown at the Fowler Branch Library on Thursday, April 9, 2015.

The program will begin at 4 pm with a discussion of the Dashiell Hammett novel. The movie will follow at 5 pm. Both events will be held in the Fowler Meeting Room

The Fowler Branch of the Fresno County Public Library is located at 306 South 7th Street, in Fowler, California. For more information, please call the library at (559) 600-9281.

Parking is available in the lot beside the library, as well as in front of the library.

The screening of Peter Lorre’s The Maltese Falcon is among the many Big Read events scheduled through Fresno Country branch libraries.

On Thursday, April 9, at the Sunnyside Regional Library, Paul Kaser will lead a discussion of film noir, including clips from many classic noir movies. The program will begin at 6:30 pm.

On Sunday, April 12, a walking tour of Dashiell Hammett’s life and characters is the highlight of a full day in San Francisco. Led by Don Herron, the tour includes the famous alley where the murder of Miles Archer takes place. The bus will depart from the Central Library at 8 am and return at 8:30 pm. The cost is $45 per person and reservations must be made in advance by calling the library at (559) 600-6227.

On Wednesday, April 22, Professor David Borofka is lead the discussion “Beyond Hard-Boiled: Politics, Sociology and Myth in The Maltese Falcon”, on how the novel reflected the social and political realities of its time while using classic literary and mythic conventions. The event will be held at 7 pm at the Fresno City College Old Administration Building, in Room 251, located at 1101 E. University Ave in Fresno, California.

The full schedule of these and other events is available through The Big Read website.

On his website, tour guide Don Herron mentions Peter Lorre in several blog entries, including:
In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, author Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of The Maltese Falcon through interviews with director John Huston. The Lost One is available for the Nook and Kindle, as well as hard-back and soft-bound editions.

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