The Big Sleep – Friday at the Flicks

Murder, conspiracy and blackmail enjoyed with a side of wine and cheese.

About Friday at the Flicks

Toowoomba’s very own arthouse film night! Enjoy a comfy seat, a glass of bubbles and, the opportunity to enjoy a significant and challenging film from cinematic history.

Friday at the Flicks offers a licenced cash bar, made to order cheese boards and a complimentary post show reception – giving you the opportunity to discuss the film while enjoying nibbles.

About The Big Sleep

A little ahead of its time, The Big Sleep – now known as one of the most culturally significant films of all time, was not received particularly well by critics upon its release. It controversially starred a ‘dangerous looking female’ and discreetly tackled more sinister elements of big-city life in the 1930s including dope addiction and fornication.

Directed by Howard Hawks the film noir classic is based on Raymond Chandler’s 1939 novel of the same name. Bogart plays Philip Marlowe, a hard-boiled private detective hired by a wealthy family to resolve their youngest daughter’s gambling debts. What ensues is a complex labyrinth of love triangles, murders and blackmail that will have you perplexed, yet totally enthralled right until the end.

Trivia bite: Lead actor Humphrey Bogart and co-star Lauren Bacall married three months after the film’s released, following their on-set affair and Bogart’s some-what messy divorce.

*Early Bird pricing: General Admission – $13 | Members $10. Ends 2 Feb 18

2018 film season

The Big Sleep – 23 Feb
When We Were Kings – 16 Mar
Out of Africa – 18 May
Melancholia – 15 Jun
Once upon a time in the west 27 Jul
Road to Nhill – 17 Aug
Wings of Desire – 14 Sep
Little Miss Sunshine – 26 Oct
USQ Student Short Film Night – 9 Nov

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