A selection of Humphrey Bogart Films will be presented by the South Bristol Cultural Center in conjunction with the Ontario County Historical Society on August 15 and 16 at the Center's Barn on Seneca Point Road in Canandaigua. The Humphrey Bogart Film Festival will run three features of the renowned film star of the 1930s and 1940s to honor the actor who spent the summers of his youth at his parent's cottage on Canandaigua Lake's Seneca Point. They are “Petrified Forest” (1936) at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15; “Action in the North Atlantic” (1943) at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16; and Casablanca (1943) at 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16. On display during the festival will be original Maude Humphrey paintings, Bogart's famous artist mother. Also on display will be photographs of the Bogart home and gardens on Seneca Point and other Bogart memorabilia.
A reception will be held at the Cultural Center's gallery on Friday preceding the first film. A Humphrey Bogart Look Alike Contest will take place at the reception. First prize for the contest is an overnight stay at the Bristol Harbor Resort and a gift certificate for dinner at the Lodge at Bristol Harbor. Other prizes will also be awarded for the runners-up. Those dressed in costume will be admitted to the reception free of charge.
A festival passport that includes admission to the reception on Friday evening and all three films is available for $20 from the South Bristol Cultural Center (SBCC). Tickets for each Bogart film can be purchased for $6 each from SBCC, 5323 Seneca Point Road, Canandaigua, (585) 396-5950; the Ontario County Historical Society, 55 North Main Street in Canandaigua, (585) 394-4975; or Vierhile Appliance, Inc. 125 South Main Street in Naples, (585) 374-2560.