Casablanca 20 November 2015
Winner of Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Writing,Screenplay
starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid
Friday 20 November in the Townley Hall, Fulbourn Centre. Doors open at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start
Released in 1942, Casablanca has been called the consummate Hollywood movie and one of the greatest films of all time. Superbly directed, acted and filmed, the story is timeless and meaningful, full of heart.
Set in Morocco in the early days of WWII, Rick Blaine (Bogart), exiled American and former freedom fighter, runs the most popular nightspot in town. Blaine unexpectedly comes into the possession of two valuable ‘letters of transit’, and when Nazi Major Strasser arrives in Casablanca, the sycophantic local police Captain does what he can to please him, including detaining a Czech underground leader, Victor Laszlo. To Rick’s surprise, Laszlo arrives with Ilsa (Bergman), Rick’s former lover from Paris. Their friendship reignited, they plan to run off together using the ‘letters of transit’, but with unforseen complications…..!
Tickets: on the door: £5/£3 U16
The first film screening in 2016 will be on Friday 15 January with the 2005 version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (PG) starring Johnny Depp. Based on the Roald Dahl book of the same name the film is unusual, fantastical and perhaps a little dark! Don’t miss it.