Outside Showing of Key Largo on the Giant Screen
Jack Huston, Billy Corben and Film Critic Leonard Maltin
Actresses Olivia Thirlby and Carly Pope enjoy a cruise on the African Queen
The Humphrey Bogart Film Festival is not, however, just about the past…it is also about the present and the future…
Each year the festival is hosted by Stephen Bogart, son of Bogie and Bacall. In the first two years Stephen Bogart was joined by film historian Leonard Maltin. Last year, Stephen was joined by co-host Eddie Muller. Eddie, known internationally as the "Czar of Noir," is an acclaimed novelist, biographer and film historian. He is the founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation, which rescues, restores, and exhibits at-risk examples of the genre. He is also a frequent guest on Turner Classic Movies, Eddie will be back to co-host again this year.
In the inaugural year the festival was honored by the presence of actor Jack Huston, best known for his role as Richard Harrow in the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire.” Jack is the grandson of John Huston, who was Bogie's best friend and the director of some of Bogie's greatest hits, including “The Maltese Falcon” (1941), “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” (1948), Key Largo” (1948), and "The African Queen" (1951).
In year three, we were joined by Monika Henreid, Rhys Coiro and Xander Berkeley. Monika is the daughter of Paul Henreid, who of course played Victor Laszlo in Casablanca! Rhys and Xander starred in our last film, This Last Lonely Place. Rhys has been part of many great shows, but he is perhaps best know for portraying crazed director Billy Walsh in the hit HBO show "Entourage." Xander, who has been in more great shows than he can count, currently stars in the AMC hit "The Walking Dead".