In anticipation of the Italian Saxophone Quartet performance on January 23rd, Friends of Chamber Music Film Series presents Death on the Nile, a crime thriller film directed by Kenneth Branagh on Tuesday, January 14th.
Death on the Nile is a 1978 British mystery film based on Agatha Christie's 1937 novel of the same name, directed by John Guillermin and adapted by Anthony Shaffer. The film features the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, played by Peter Ustinov, plus an all-star supporting cast including Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury, Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, David Niven, George Kennedy, and Jack Warden.
It takes place in Egypt in 1937, mostly on a period paddle steamer on the River Nile. Many of the cultural highlights of Egypt are also featured in the film, such as the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, and temples at Abu Simbel and Karnak. The plot revolves around a luxurious cruise on the Nile River, wealthy heiress, Linnet Ridgeway, is murdered.
Fortunately, among the passengers are famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and his trusted companion, Colonel Race, who immediately begin their investigation. But just as Poirot identifies a motley collection of would-be murderers, several of the suspects also meet their demise, which only deepens the mystery of the killer's identity.
In the spirit of this thrilling crime-solving puzzle, the audience is invited to figure the connection between the film and the upcoming concert by the Italian Saxophone Quartet! Please join us for this riveting event of epic proportions!
At The Point on Redmond Apartments in College Station, Texas, we encourage our residents to discover all the wonderful happenings in our city, whether it’d be a concert, exhibit, or convention. Set aside some time to attend this upcoming event in our area!
Tuesday, January 14, 2020—7:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
The Queen Theatre
110 South Main Street
Bryan, Texas 77803