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Arts / Entertainment

Classic Movie Series: Casablanca

February 17, 2012

'Casablanca,' a three-time Academy Award winning film, is the story of a cynical American expatriate who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco. One day Rick sees a former lover walk into his establishment. Rick and Ilsa's love is rekindled, but Rick finds he must decide between love and virtue.

'We'll always have Paris,' and 'Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine,' are famous lines from Casablanca.Wednesday, February 22
7-9 p.m.
Lory Student Center
East Ballroom

Colorado State University students, faculty, and staff, as well as the Fort Collins community, are invited to attend screenings of several classic films throughout the month of February. Admission is free.

Among top-ten lists of films

Casablanca is always found among the all-time, top-ten lists of films. A romantic drama set during war time, it is the story of Rick Blaine, who must choose between his love for Ilsa Lund and helping Czech resistance fighters who are trying to escape the Vichy-controlled Morrocan city of Casablanca.

The film Casablanca was based upon an unproduced play titled, 'Everyone Comes to Ricks.' It's initial release on November 26, 1942, points to it being used as a political statement, as it was timed to coincide with the Allied invasion of North Africa and the capture of Casablanca.

Review by

"With rich and smoky atmosphere, anti-Nazi propaganda, Max Steiner's superb musical score, suspense, unforgettable characters (supposedly 34 nationalities are included in its cast) and memorable lines of dialogue (e.g., "Here's lookin' at you, kid," and the inaccurately-quoted "Play it again, Sam"), it is one of the most popular, magical (and flawless) films of all time - focused on the themes of lost love, honor and duty, self-sacrifice and romance within a chaotic world."

~ Tim Dirks,

There is no charge for entry to the event, and all giveaway prizes and food will also be free of charge. Doors open at 6: 30 p.m.

Next up

Ferris Bueller's Day Off will be on Wednesday, February 29 at 7 p.m.

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