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FEB 1, 2011


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'The African Queen'

Why: Katharine Hepburn is an uptight missionary in a high ruffly collar. Humphrey Bogart is a tough-talkin' riverman with a beard made of dirt. Both of them are on a boat, on the run from the evil Germans in 1914 German East Africa. Can you guess what happens next? If you said "bickering followed by intercourse and sometimes the boat gets a hole in it," then you are correct! (Intercourse not pictured.) This movie is in the DNA of rom-coms and buddy-cop comedies and fish-out-of-water tales and Indiana Jones (he bickers and fights Germans too! Plus, dirt beard!). John Huston directed it. Brand-new 35 mm print! (Grand Illusion, 1403 NE 50th St, 523-3935, 6:30 and 8:45 pm, $8)

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