Directed by Michael Curtiz
Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid
1942, Not Rated, 1 hr 42 Minutes, black & white
You must remember this… Brimming with romance, intrique, wit, and an increasingly rare kind of wartime patriotism, CASABLANCA stands as one of the greatest and most beloved films ever made. Director Michael Curtiz steered this otherwise made-by-committee production into something resembling a singular vision, and in any case, a brilliantly entertaining and moving film. We’ll always have CASABLANCA, an Acadamy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.
Humphrey Bogart plays Rick, an American bar owner in Casablanca during WWII who operates like a mercenary. Ingrid Bergman is the former love of his life who one day resurfaces with her new beau (Paul Henreid), an important leader in the French resistance. Unforgettable characters and dialogue zing around with the kind of energy and life that only a timeless piece of cinema can serve up.
If you’ve never seen CASABLANCA, now is your chance to see it with big screen blu-ray projection, along with an audience. If you’ve seen it before, then you know there’s no such thing as having seen it too many times. Come back to CASABLANCA – Arrive for the waters, stay for the movie!
CASABLANCA will be introduced by Paul Hibbard, a longtime contributor to ZekeFilm.org. A discussion will follow this free screening. Snacks and drinks are welcome.
Part of our “Best Best Pictures” movie series, which continues with ON THE WATERFRONT Friday, Feb. 19 and CAVALCADE Friday, Feb. 26!