Film talk series: Early John Huston films

This spring Dr. Mark Schenker will present his fifth installment on “How To Read a Film” at the Fairfield Public Library. He will be focusing on four early films of John Huston. Film screenings will be held Mondays, at 2 p.m., in the Rotary Room, and discussions will follow on Thursdays at 7 p.m., at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road.

Film screenings/discussions

The Maltese Falcon, screening April 6, discussion April 9; The Treasure of the Sierra, screening April 20, discussion April 23; The Asphalt Jungle, screening May 4, discussion May 7; The African Queen, screening May 18, discussion May 21.

Focusing on films made during the first decade of Huston’s career, Schenker will consider the theme of the quest, the influence of Huston’s skills as a painter and a writer on his directing style and the collaboration between Huston and Humphrey Bogart.

Discussion leader, Dr. Mark Schenker is an associate dean at Yale College and Dean of Academic Affairs and a part-time lecturer in the English Department. He has led book discussions in Connecticut libraries for more than 16 years and has given numerous lectures on writers and their works.

All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free of charge; however, due to limited space, registration is required. For more information and to register for this event call 203-256-3160, or visit Follow the Fairfield Public Library on Twitter: and Facebook:

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