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Movie of the Week

The Mizell Center is pleased to present our Movie of the Week. We bring you the classics, musicals, recent hits, and more with a different theme each month.  Bring your friends and join the Mizell family for popcorn and a great time at the movies. Pick up a monthly schedule of the movies at the Center.

Thursdays:  10:00am – 12:00pm
Free for Members

April: “Hugh Grant Month”

April 21 – Music And Lyrics (2007)

A has-been pop star gets the comeback chance of a lifetime when a teen singing sensation asks him to write and record a duet with her. But he can’t write lyrics to save his life, so he enlists help from a quirky woman who has a way with words.   Cast: Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore

April 28 – Two Weeks Notice (2002)

Millionaire George doesn’t make a move without his right-hand woman, Lucy. But after a year of calling the shots, Lucy is giving her two weeks’ notice. It seems Lucy’s finally free of George and his 24-hour requests — but George has other ideas.   Cast: Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Alicia Witt

May: “Bogie & Bacall Month”

May 5 – To Have and Have Not (1944)

William Faulkner and Jules Furthman scripted this Howard Hawks classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall (who, rumor has it, fell in love on the set) that’s supposedly based on an Ernest Hemingway tome. Bogie is Harry Morgan, a charter boat owner who falls for Bacall’s seductive petty thief, Marie Browning. Can’t-miss scenes include the now-legendary “You know how to whistle, don’t you?” exchange between Bogie and Bacall.


May 12 – The Big Sleep (1946)

A dangerous blackmailer has targeted the Sternwoods, a wealthy family once tucked away in the safety of their Los Angeles mansion. But while private eye Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) works on the case, he ends up falling for the clan’s fiery daughter (Lauren Bacall). Crackling dialogue and the perfect pairing of Bogart and Bacall make this adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel a timeless classic. Howard Hawks directs.


May 19 – Dark Passage (1947)

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall grace the screen in this classic 1947 thriller about a convict who escapes from San Quentin to hunt down his wife’s true killer. To complete his mission, he must escape detection by the cops. So he undergoes plastic surgery and hides out in the home of a mysterious woman (Bacall) he’s just met. The film uses a first-person point of view in its camera work, to put viewers into the shoes of the accused man.


May 26 – Key Largo (1948)

As a destructive hurricane wreaks havoc outside, Army veteran Frank McCloud (Humphrey Bogart), war-widow Nora Temple (Lauren Bacall) and her invalid father-in-law face a worse storm inside the Temples’ tumbledown Florida hotel in Key Largo. Frank merely stopped by to pay his respects to Nora, only to find the hotel commandeered by exiled gangster Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson). Will the war-weary Frank step up to fight again?


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Documentary Movie & Discussion: “Bernard Herrmann – Music for the Movies”

Bernard Herrmann explores the work of a composer who created music for over 50 films, collaborating with such diverse directors as Orson Welles, Nicholas Ray, and Martin Scorsese.

Best remembered for his twelve-year collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock in such classics as Vertigo, North By Northwest, and the unforgettable Psycho, Herrmann pioneered many fundamental techniques of film scoring in the course of his 35-year career.

The documentary takes audiences behind the scenes in Hollywood to the mixing rooms and dubbing stages where music is put to picture. It was a 1993 Academy Award Nominee For Best Documentary.

Come for the film, stay for the discussion – facilitated by Bernard “Butch” Epps, MFA.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016: 10:00am; $5.00 for members / $6.50 for non-members

For tickets visit the Mizell Ticket window or call (760) 323-5689 Ext 107

Please check the monthly calendar for future screenings. For further information, email



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