The Big Sleep Howard Hawks | United States, 1946

Film - Feature | January 25 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With a lecture from David Thomson

Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Elisha Cook Jr.,

Howard Hawks’s classic thriller captures the tough and darkly humorous world of Raymond Chandler’s most complicated novel, with Humphrey Bogart at his best as Philip Marlowe and Lauren Bacall as the fast-talking rich kid who invites him into an impossibly intricate web of blackmail and murder. Even Hawks cannot explain one of the killings, which in any case take a back seat to the sophisticated Marlowe’s more pressing task: unravelling the enigmatic psychologies of his enemies and so-called friends. We present the 1946 version of the film.

 $13.50. BAMPFA members: $9.50. UC Berkeley students: $7.50 65+, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and 18 & under: $10.50 Special admission applies

  Tickets go on sale December 15. Buy tickets online