Invite a special someone to the perfect Valentine’s Day movie on the big screen – or introduce someone who’s never seen Casablanca (!) to a great film that celebrates love, integrity and sacrifice. In a world threatened by fascism, an apolitical American emigre (Humphrey Bogart) runs Rick’s Cafe in North Africa. Although he is unfazed by his customers (partisans, Nazis, refugees, swindlers and more), Rick’s cool is shaken when the woman who walked out on him in Paris (a luminous Ingrid Bergman) appears in his cafe.
Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay. “a fresh wave of hope, and a belief that if you strive for something meaningful, everyone’s participation can make a difference.” Jeremiah Kip, Slant Magazine.
Director: Michael Curtiz
1942, 112, PG
Screenwriter: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Howard Koch based on the play by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre, Sidney Greenstreet, Dooley Wilson, Paul Henreid.