Bogart! Bergman! Choices! Liberty!
The Henry George Historical Society presents:
The liberal-conservative film series
hosts you and friends for a screening of
at Notable House
189 Ellsworth St. in San Francisco
No charge. Film discussion follows from the perspective of the Commons
Everybody wants out of town! Vichy France and the NAZIs are imposing a virtual fence around Casablanca, and freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose. The ability to leave heirarchy, domination, unilateral decision making is the prerequisite of liberty.
Join us for a night of Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and new friendships!
Beware! After this screening and discussion we'll design an Occupy Wall Street West education action.
Film at 7 sharp. Discussion 9-9:30. Design a foreclosure moratorium action 9:30-10. Everyone expelled by 10:05.
-from Rotten Tomatoes
"One of the most beloved American films, this captivating wartime adventure of romance and intrigue from director Michael Curtiz defies standard categorization. Simply put, it is the story of Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a world-weary ex-freedom fighter who runs a nightclub in Casablanca during the early part of WWII. Despite pressure from the local authorities, notably the crafty Capt. Renault (Claude Rains), Rick's cafe has become a haven for refugees looking to purchase illicit letters of transit which will allow them to escape to America. One day, to Rick's great surprise, he is approached by the famed rebel Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid) and his wife, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), Rick's true love who deserted him when the Nazis invaded Paris. She still wants Victor to escape to America, but now that she's renewed her love for Rick, she wants to stay behind in Casablanca. "You must do the thinking for both of us," she says to Rick. He does, and his plan brings the story to its satisfyingly logical, if not entirely happy, conclusion. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi
PG, 1 hr. 42 min.
Drama, Romance, Classics
Directed By: Michael Curtiz
Written By: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch
In Theaters: Jun 1, 1943 Wide
On DVD: Feb 15, 2000
Warner Bros. Pictures
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Mar 20th, 2012 5:34 PM