Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Jul 27, 2013
3:00pm

Art Deco Society Talks 2013
Illustrated Presentation & Screening!
OUR MAN IN HAVANA
Co-presented by the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles

All ticket buyers have a chance to win a prize pack of merchandise from Baz Lurhmann's THE GREAT GATSBY!

The International Coalition of Art Deco Societies held their 12th congress in Havana, Cuba in March 2013. The L.A. based delegates will share some architectural highlights and stories from their visit, followed by a screening of the 1959 satire OUR MAN IN HAVANA, directed by Carol Reed (THE THIRD MAN) and shot on location in Havana just months after the revolution!

Join the Art Deco Society after the screening for a (no-host) Mojito, an Ernest Hemingway “El Floridita” Daiquiri or even a “Mary Pickford” across the street at Sadie Kitchen and Lounge on Las Palmas.
OUR MAN IN HAVANA
1959, Sony Repertory, 111 min, UK, Dir: Carol Reed

Directed by Carol Reed (THE THIRD MAN) and adapted from Graham Greene's novel, this amusingly droll soufflé of a film received only lukewarm reviews upon its initial release, but is more impressive with each passing year. Alec Guinness is single father Jim Wormold, a vacuum cleaner salesman in pre-Castro Cuba trying to bring up his teenage daughter. When asked by fellow Englishman Hawthorne (Noel Coward) to spy for his country, the strapped-for-money Jim accepts, but proves inept at recruiting contacts. On the advice of a friend (Burl Ives), he comes up with a list of made-up characters - and before he knows it, pleased UK bosses send him a secretary (Maureen O’Hara), and rival Soviet agents begin trying to eliminate him. A great, knowing satire about the unreliability of intelligence-gathering, something more prescient today than ever. With the great Ernie Kovacs as the smoothly sinister captain of police.


Screening format: 35mm
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Jul 27, 2013 • 3:00pm

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