African Queen movie poster. Courtesy image
The classic 1951 movie African Queen will air at 6:30 p.m. today, Jan. 4, in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms at Mesa Public Library.
The film, starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, is set in Africa during World War I. The film is the latest offering in Mesa Public Library’s Free Film Series, which takes place on the first Thursday of each month.
The film is full of drama, and full of lively banter. The heroine and hero of the film become the unlikeliest of allies as they battle white water rapids, blood-sucking leeches, German warboats, guerilla fighters firing on them from the shore … all in a 12-foot boat that is precariously held together.
Next up in the Free Film series Feb. 1 is Milagro Beanfield War, starring Ruben Blades and Sonia Braga. Milagro Beanfield War was partially shot in Los Alamos. Viewers will recognize scenes in Fuller Lodge and many of the local extras who appeared in the film when it was shot in 1988.
Mesa Public Library’s Free Film Series is supported by Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries.
For more information about library events, visit the Los Alamos County Community Services events calendar at https://www.losalamosnm.us/government/departments/community_services or the events calendar on the Library’s catalog page at https://www.losalamosnm.us/government/departments/community_services/library/library_calendar/.