Laguna Art Museum curator of historical art Janet Blake introduces The Breaking Point. The 1950 film noir stars Humphrey Bogart, John Garfield, and Patricia Neal, and is adapted from Ernest Hemingway’s To Have and Have Not.
With scenes filmed in Newport Beach and Balboa Harbor, The Breaking Point tells the story of an honest charter-boat captain who, facing hard times, takes on dangerous cargo to save his boat, support his family, and preserve his dignity. Left in the lurch by a freeloading passenger, he entertains the criminal propositions of a sleazy lawyer, as well as the playful come-ons of a cheeky blonde, making a series of compromises that stretch his morality—and his marriage—further than he’ll admit
Film Night is generously sponsored by Compass.
Included with museum admission. Advance tickets are recommended.
For questions or to purchase tickets by phone, please call 949.494.8971 x203.
Celebrating Male Bodies in the Works of Paul Wonne …
Join art historian Daniell Cornell for his lecture about the evolution of the work and lives of Theophilus Brown and Paul Wonner. Cornell speaks about these artists’ perspective as Bay Area Figurative artists both prior to and following the development of queer art theory.
Movie-Made Los Angeles: Lecture and Book Signing
Join film professor and author John Trafton to learn about Laguna’s links to early Hollywood. Meet the author who will be signing copies of his new book, Movie-Made Los Angeles, following the program.
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