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Rappahannock Film Series: The African Queen (1951)

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Date: Starts February 2, 2013
Time: Starts 2:00 PM
Location: Mansard Gallery
Series: Rappahannock Film Series

About Rappahannock Film Series

FAMCC is pleased to announce its continued partnership with the Rappahannock Film Club. This film series features an assortment of classic and foreign films not normally shown on the big screen in the Fredericksburg area. Films will be shown in Mansard Gallery at 1001 Princess Anne Street. Films alternate between the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm and the first Saturday of the month at 2:00pm. Please check the Calendar of Events for the schedule. Thank you to BB&T for sponsoring the Rappahannock Film Series

About The African Queen (1951)

The African Queen stars Humphrey Bogart in his Oscar-winning portrayal of Charlie Allnut, the slovenly, gin-swilling captain of a tramp steamer called the African Queen, which ships supplies to small East African villages during World War I. Katharine Hepburn plays Rose Sayer, the maiden-lady sister of a prim British missionary, Rev. Samuel Sayer (Robert Morley). When Germans invade and Samuel dies, Allnut offers to take Rose back to civilization. She can’t tolerate his drinking or bad manners; he isn’t crazy about her imperious, judgmental attitude. However it does not take long before
their passionate dislike turns to love. Together the duo work to ensure their survival on the treacherous waters and devise an ingenious way to destroy a German gunboat.

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