The movies of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart are in the spotlight for the Rosemount Area Arts Council’s third annual classic film series, which kicks off this month.
The theme, “Bogie and Bacall” is a tribute of sorts to the actress, who died last year.
“I just thought with her passing this past August, it’d be appropriate,” said organizer Jim Kotz.
The series shows the films in the order they were released: “To Have and Have Not” (1944) on Jan. 30; “The Big Sleep” (1946) on Feb. 13; “Dark Passage” (1947) on March 27; and “Key Largo” (1948) on May 8.
“The two together are just this iconic couple,” said Kotz, adding that the actors, married in real life, are fun to watch on screen because you can see “two professionals falling in love right in front of you.”
Kotz said he opens each film with an educational chat about the movie. Films usually draw audiences of about 100, and concessions are served.
For this season, Kotz said, people are encouraged to come wearing a trench coat, fedora or other film noir outfit, if they’d like.
Because of construction at the Steeple Center this spring, the movies will be shown at the Rosemount Community Center. Films begin at 7 p.m., and tickets are $7.