Setting the scene: Christmas Day 1942. New York City. Casablanca starring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart premieres. A modest, penny-pinching production with A-list stars, but just another of the 50 films to tumble out of the Hollywood Studio assembly-line that year… but to Warner Bros. great surprise, it’s a wild success! Arguably, cinema’s greatest ‘accidental masterpiece’, Casablanca would go on to win three Academy Awards. Its electric performances, memorable lines, and iconic musical score forever cementing the film as a Cult Classic.
IFC is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the beloved film with screenings all day thru Jan 1. Stop by for the chance to experience Casablanca on the big screen and fall in love with this wartime (anti-)Romance the way audiences did back in 1942.
Synopsis: Set during World War II, Casablanca follows an American expat (Bogart) who must choose between his love for an old flame (Bergman) and helping her and her husband, a Resistance leader, escape from the Vichy-controlled city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis. A tale about morality and what it means to be a citizen of the world.