"The Thin Man" Cocktail Party!

4:30pm – COCKTAIL PARTY/LIVE JAZZ ON BACK PATIO
5:15pm – “THE THIN MAN” SCREENING

Fortified with ebullient chemistry, razor-sharp wits and drinks ever-at-the-ready, it’s impossible not to fall for the cheerfully hard-drinking, fast-talking, always-charming husband-wife detective team of Nick and Nora Charles. Played by the perfectly-paired William Powell and Myrna Loy (in equally career-defining turns alongside Asta, their wire-haired wonder dog), the couple and their brilliant rapport was famously based “Thin Man” author Dashiell Hammett’s relationship with firecracker playwright Lillian Hellman — and that pairing takes on a smashing life of its own in this first installment of the beloved film series. Here we’re first introduced to retired detective Nick, jostled back into a career in crime-solving by the disappearance of a close friend suspected of murder. With a martini always in hand, and lovely, sharp-tongued socialite wife Nora always at his side, Nick stumbles with alarming wit and charisma from clue to clue. We couldn’t think of a better way to spend this Sunday afternoon than with one of cinema’s most beguiling couples presented in a de-lovely 35mm print, plus live jazz by the Jack Hale Trio and martinis a’plenty on our back patio!
The Thin Man Dir. W.S. Van Dyke, 1934, 35mm, 93 min.

Watch a montage of boozy moments from the “Thin Man” series!
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