How often do you get the chance to see a masterpiece on the big screen in the month of February? Well, thanks to Turner Classic Movies, you can do just that this year when Fathom Events brings John Huston's The Maltese Falcon to theaters next weekend.
Widely recognized as the film that more or less kicked off the film noir movement, The Maltese Falcon still packs a punch 75 years after its release, with Humphrey Bogart giving us the definitive screen version of Dashiell Hammett's legendary detective Sam Spade. Bogart, along with co-stars Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre, would blow up two years later when they all starred together in Casablanca, but this is a great way to see Bogart before he became Bogart. You could also mount an argument that this wasn't even Bogart and Huston's best film of that decade, as they re-teamed for Treasure of the Sierra Madre in 1948, but as directorial debuts go, few are as good as this one.
The film will be released in 650 theaters across the U.S. for two showings on Sunday February 21 and Wednesday February 24, at 2pm and 7pm. Click here to find a showing near you and see one of the great American films on the big screen this year.