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The Big Sleep: Free Summer Cinema

Join KCRW and UCSB Arts & Lectures at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse on Friday, July 29th for a screening of the 1946 noir classic, The Big Sleep.

A Friday night under the stars: bring a blanket, a picnic and your friends! And don’t forget to come out early for the pre-show live set by  KCRW DJ Raul Campos (6:30pm-8:15pm).


When cynical private eye Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) is hired by a millionaire to handle a blackmailer, Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction and murder are just a few plot twists in this complex whodunit. Featuring a mystifying trail of false leads, unforgettable dialogue and raw-edged characters, including the millionaire’s enigmatic daughter Vivian (Lauren Bacall), The Big Sleep is perhaps the definitive Humphrey Bogart/Lauren Bacall film, with some of the most innuendo-filled dialogue in film history between its two main leads. Based on Raymond Chandler’s hard-boiled detective mystery, this adaptation was scripted by William Faulkner. (Howard Hawks, 1946, 114 min.)

This is part of the summer long film series: Bogie & Bacall: Free Summer Cinema