The Rubin Key Largo
1948, USA, John Huston, 100 min.
Starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson and Lauren Bacall
Introduced by neuroscientist Daniela Schiller
Free ticket with a $7 bar minimum.
Tickets are available for pick-up after 6:45pm (limited capacity).
- Exterior shots of the hurricane were actually taken from stock footage used in Night Unto Night, a Ronald Reagan melodrama made the same year at Warner Bros.
- The character of Johnny Rocco was modeled on Al Capone, who retired to Florida and died there of complications due to advanced syphilis a year before this film was produced.
- During the confrontation between Rocco and Nora (after his shave), the scratch mark from Nora changes sides of Rocco's face.
About the Speaker
Daniela Schiller is a neuroscientist at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Her findings about erasing fear memories were published in the journal Nature, and she is the recipient of the New York Academy of Sciences Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists. She has also been telling stories on various stages in NYC and she is a two time Moth StorySlam winner. Daniela is also the drummer of The Amygdaloids, a band of scientists singing about the brain, the mind, and mental disorders.