The Big Sleep (1946)

All Library locations will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17 for a staff development event. We will reopen for regular hours Thursday, December 18.

To complement our Winter Reading Program, While the City Sleeps, the Library is screening films that unfold in the wee hours when most of us are soundly asleep.
While the City Sleeps: After Dark
Monday, February 4, 2013
6:30pm @ Central Library

While most of us are sawing logs, a few hearty insomniacs find in the wee wee hours an opportunity for adventure, terror, and love. These titles have been selected to complement this year’s Adult Winter Reading Program, While the City Sleeps.

The Big Sleep features Humphrey Bogart as classic private eye Philip Marlowe, hired by a rich invalid to look for a missing associate. Along the way he strikes sparks with the old man's beautiful daughter (Lauren Bacall). This Howard Hawkes production is filled with tough-guy dialogue and a plot so twisty that not even the director was sure what it was all about.

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

February 4 The Big Sleep (NR; 1946)
February 11 Sleepless in Seattle (PG; 1993)
February 18 Nights of Cabiria (NR; 1957)
February 25 After Hours (R; 1985)
March 4 Dark City (R; 1998)
March 11 Date Night (PG-13; 2010)
March 18 Blade Runner (R; 1982)
March 25 LA Confidential (R; 1997)