Tuesday, January 19, 2016

“Casablanca” at Library

Greenville Public Library's “Third Floor Film Series” will kick off its 2016 season with one of the most beloved films ever made: Casablanca. This 1942 film is an all-time favorite among serious cinephiles and more casual viewers alike. The movie combines stylish visuals, wickedly clever dialogue, likable characters, and an exciting plot to provide a viewing experience that still feels fresh and lively seventy years after its initial release.

Casablanca stars Humphrey Bogart as Rick, an American ex-pat running a night club in Casablanca, Morocco, during World War II. Casablanca serves as a sort of purgatory, a no-man's-land between war-torn Europe and the freedom and safety of America, and Rick's Cafe provides a place for displaced persons and those running from the Germans to try to broker deals to escape. When two letters of transit offering free travel are stolen, seemingly everyone in Casablanca is out to get them before the Germans confiscate them. Co-starring Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Sydney Greenstreet, and Peter Lorre, Casablanca is a true delight.

Please make plans to join us on Thursday, January 21, at 7:00 p.m. as we screen Casablanca. Coffee, soft drinks, candy, and popcorn will be available free of charge, and David Nilsen will be leading a brief discussion after the film. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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