The Humphrey Bogart Estate, led by Stephen Humphrey Bogart (son of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall), hosts the annual Humphrey Bogart Film Festival at the stunning Playa Largo hotel in the tropical paradise of Key Largo, Florida! Not only is Key Largo named after the classic Bogie and Bacall film, but the real, original boat from The African Queen is docked in Key Largo! Join us this year as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Humphrey Bogart's most famous film: CASABLANCA!
The festival is hosted by Stephen Bogart. In the first two years Stephen Bogart was joined by film historian Leonard Maltin. The past two years, Stephen was joined by "Czar of Noir" Eddie Muller. This year, Stephen will be joined by the multi-talented Illeana Douglas! Illeana, the granddaughter of Old Hollywood star Melvyn Douglas, is a classic film expert who hosts her own show on Turner Classic Movies. She is also a very accomplished actress, with credits including Goodfellas, Cape Fear, The Larry Sanders Show, Six Feet Under, Grey's Anatomy, Modern Family, and The Drew Carey Show. She is the author of the best-selling movie memoir I Blame Dennis Hopper.
Who would be the perfect special guests for a festival celebrating the 75th anniversary of Casablanca? How about the children of the film's stars! Stephen Bogart and Illeana Douglas will be joined by Monika Henreid, whose father Paul Henreid starred as Victor Laszlo, and Jessica Rains, the daughter of Claude Rains, who so brilliantly portrayed Capt. Renault!
BREAKING NEWS: Leslie Bogart will be joining us this year, making this the first festival attended by both children of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall!
As observed by two-time festival co-host Leonard Maltin (the man who declared Casablanca “the best Hollywood movie of all time”), the Humphrey Bogart Film Festival presents classic Bogart films like they were meant to be seen: “on the big screen.” The larger-than-life presentations are offered both in traditional movie theaters and outside, on a giant screen, under the stars next to the Gulf of Mexico. Imagine that moment … watching the Bogart classic Key Largo IN Key Largo, next to the waters Bogie navigated in the classic movie for which this island was named.
In addition to showing Bogart classics on the big screen, the festival presents a variety of special events, including cocktail receptions featuring our Bogart's Gin and Vodka, round table discussions, a great display of family-owned memorabilia, expert film introductions, a Saturday evening dinner, and a closing brunch on Sunday overlooking the breathtaking waters of the Florida Keys. In between catching a movie or attending an event, the true Bogart aficionados somehow find time to take a cruise on the original African Queen boat!
Please join Stephen Bogart, Illeana Douglas, and our special guests as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Casablanca, watch Bogart on the big screen, drink some Bogart's Gin and Vodka, ride on the real boat from The African Queen, and discuss our love of all things Bogart in "America’s Caribbean,” Key Largo, Florida!
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