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The Maltese Falcon: Free Summer Cinema

Join KCRW and UCSB Arts & Lectures at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse on Friday, July 8th for a screening of the 1941 noir classic, The Maltese Falcon.

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 Anthony Valadez (6:30pm-8:15pm).


A mixture of mystery, romance and thriller, this classic stars screen legend Humphrey Bogart as a no-nonsense private detective, Sam Spade, who gets more than he bargained for when he takes a case brought to him by femme fatale Miss Wonderly (Mary Astor). On the quest for a priceless statuette, Spade must contend with murder, deceit and memorable villains like a quirky low-life crook played by Peter Lorre. Based on one of author Dashiell Hammett’s best thrillers, this iconic film was John Huston’s directorial debut.

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