Casablanca

An Art Theater tradition, CASABLANCA is back for a Valentine’s Day screening!

PG, 102 minutes

 

Casablanca: easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if you’re wanted by the Nazis. Such a man is Resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), whose only hope is Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart in one of his most memorable roles), a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one — especially Victor’s wife, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), the ex-lover who broke his heart. Winner of three Academy Awards including Best Picture, CASABLANCA remains one of Hollywood’s greatest treasures. (1942, Michael Curtiz, USA, English, 102 min, PG, DCP)

“Seeing the film over and over again, year after year, I find it never grows over-familiar. It plays like a favorite musical album; the more I know it, the more I like it. The black-and-white cinematography has not aged as color would. The dialogue is so spare and cynical it has not grown old-fashioned. Much of the emotional effect of CASABLANCA is achieved by indirection; as we leave the theater, we are absolutely convinced that the only thing keeping the world from going crazy is that the problems of three little people do after all amount to more than a hill of beans.” — Roger Ebert, GREAT MOVIES review


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