Please join us for this special Thursday evening Discussion Circle with author, Noah Isenberg, about the iconic film Casablanca!
Casablanca was first released in 1942, just two weeks after the city of Casablanca itself surrendered to American troops led by General Patton and was hailed in the New York Times as "a picture that makes the spine tingle and the heart take a leap."
Through extensive research and interviews with filmmakers, film critics, family members of the cast and crew, and diehard fans, Isenberg reveals the myths and realities behind Casablanca's production and the effect of the war on the movie's reception.
Filled with fresh insights into the film's creation, production, and legacy, We'll Always Have Casablanca is a fascinating account of what made the movie so popular and why it continues to dazzle audiences seventy-five years after its release.
Noah Isenberg is director of screen studies and professor of culture and media at The New School, the author of Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins and editor of Weimar Cinema, and the recipient of an NEH Public Scholar Award. He lives in Brooklyn, New York and will be in the Upper Valley for the summer teaching at Dartmouth.
Free and open to the public. While this is a less formal format than our Wednesday readings, advance registration is recommended. Please call (802) 649-1114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note the 6 pm start time!
For the 75th anniversary of its premiere--the incredible story of how Casablanca was made and why it remains the most beloved of Hollywood films.