Held in St Luke’s Church Hall on Saturday 11th March.
RSVP: contact Brett by 5 March 2023
3.30pm for a punctual 3.45pm start
4.45pm Interval with French wine and cheese (20 minutes)
After 80 years, and with another war in Europe, a showing of this classic film on a bigger screen. American expatriate and nightclub owner Rick (Bogart), must choose between his love for Ilse (Bergman), or helping her husband László (Henreid), a Czech resistance leader, escape from the Vichy-controlled city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Germans.
The film is famous for its lead characters, memorable lines, and pervasive theme song. According to Wikipedia, it consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films in history. In 1989, the United States Library of Congress selected the film as one of the first to be preserved for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
Below is a still of French actress Madeleine Lebeau as Yvonne, remembered for her passionate singing and proclamation of “Vive la France!” in the famous Marseillaise scene. She was the last member of the cast to die (2016).