This fall, create, connect, and explore in the Friday Center’s Daytime Enrichment Courses. Discover a new interest or re-engage in an old one, deepen your appreciation of the arts, discuss favorite subjects with peers and scholars, gain new skills and try new things! Whatever your motivation, our enrichment programs are sure to stimulate your mind and reawaken your curiosity.

Course Spotlight: Movies in the Morning: The Maltese Falcon

Tuesday, Oct. 18 | 10 am-12:30 pm | $10




Join us as the Friday Center hosts a morning movie screening of the 1941 original film version of The Maltese Falcon followed by a discussion led by noted film professor, Kimball King.

Based on the novel of the same name, the film stars Humphrey Bogart as a private investigator and Mary Astor as his client. A classic tale of greed, murder, and manipulation, Bogart is caught in the intrigue of a jewel-encrusted statuette known as the Maltese Falcon.

Widely considered one of the most influential films of all time, it was selected for inclusion in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 1989.

The post-film discussion will examine the novel and its transition from fiction to film.

Kimball King is professor emeritus of English and adjunct professor of dramatic art at UNC-Chapel Hill. He began and co-lectured one of the first film criticism courses in the United States in 1965.

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