PRLog - Feb. 15, 2012 - SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. -- BIG ARTS Film Society invites all film fans to a special reception and screening of "The African Queen," 7 p.m. Monday, March 5 to celebrate Sanibel Oscar Night. Pre-film award ceremony will include island locals dressed as Hollywood stars. The “Sanibel Oscar” Award winners will be announced, followed by film, and reception.
scene from The African Queen-Bogart and Hepburn
All are invited to vote in the Sanibel Oscar contest; ballots are available at BIG ARTS Center, Bailey’s General Store, George & Wendy’s Corner Grill, Island Cinema, and Watson McRae Gallery. The celebration will mark the conclusion of the two-month long “Oscar Contender” series screened Wednesdays at Island Cinema.
Starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, this John Huston film is set in Africa during World War I. A gin-swilling riverboat captain and strait-laced missionary forge an unlikely romance despite fierce rows and moral antagonism. Bogart won the 1952 Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and "The African Queen" was nominated for three other Academy Awards.
Enhanced by surround sound the digitally-restored "African Queen" will be shown in the comfort of Schein Performance Hall, with a high-definition projection system and large screen to provide a superb cinematic presentation. Listening devices are available. The $15 ticket includes film, ceremony and champagne reception.
Everyone is invited to dress up for the red carpet and hear emcee Albert Hann announce results from islanders voting. Many of the glitterati will be wearing bling from Congress Jewelers, with hair and makeup styled by Sanibel Day Spa. Some celebs will show off hair styled by Josie Crown. The “Fashion Police” will provide live running commentary on red-carpet fashion.
BIG ARTS Film Series is supported by Patron Series Sponsor Bank Of The Islands, http://www.bankoftheislands.com/
Associate Supporters The Royal Shell Companies and The Sanibel Bean, as well as Supporters Jerry's Foods of Sanibel, Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory, and Sanibel Taxi.
For the complete listing of BIG ARTS films, to purchase tickets, to sign up for workshops, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road Sanibel; call (239) 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org;
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Whether your interest is in classical, jazz, or popular music; dance; the visual arts; lectures; film or live theater; or in attending a class or workshop – BIG ARTS has something for everyone! BIG ARTS serves Sanibel, Captiva and Southwest Florida.