fraenkel film festival

The African Queen

Selected by Lee Friedlander

Three movie giants come together in this cinematic classic, combining the masterful direction of John Huston with the fabulous chemistry of Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn in their only onscreen pairing. Bogart won a well-deserved Best Actor Oscar for his role as disreputable river-boat captain Charlie, who forms an unlikely alliance with Hepburn’s straight-laced Rose. Based on the book by C.S. Forester, this wartime romantic adventure sees the pair forced to travel together down a hazardous East African river. As they face dangers and devise an ingenious way to destroy an enemy gunboat, both discover new sides to their personalities and before long their passionate dislike turns to love.

Part of the Fraenkel Film Festival

Runtime
1h 45m
Year
1951
Director
John Huston
Format
DCP
First Showing
July 13, 2024

Showtimes

Saturday, July 13, 2024 1:00 PM
Location Big Roxie

Note films start right at the listed showtime.
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