Plays Sunday, February 13th & Monday, February 14th
General admission tickets $9.75 each. Special premium tickets available! $50/couple includes 2 reserved seats and a special gift from the Brattle! Brattle passes will be accepted for these screenings but only in the unlikely event that the shows do not sell out in advance. We strongly suggest you purchase your tickets in advance!
*Join us at the 4:15 show for a special introduction and Q+A with novelist Leslie Epstein. Mr. Epstein’s father Philip G. Epstein and uncle Julius J. Epstein received an Academy Award for Best Screenplay for their work on CASABLANCA.
(1942) dir Michael Curtiz w/Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Conrad Veidt [102 min]
Who knows if we’ll always have Paris, but hopefully we’ll always have this marvelous film to watch. CASABLANCA has a reputation of being swooningly romantic, and it certainly is, but it’s also wryly funny, somewhat cynical, and remarkably thrilling. Often imitated but never matched, CASABLANCA has a special recipe for success that includes a top-notch script, fantastic supporting players, and iconic star turns by two Hollywood legends.
It’s French Morocco during WWII and ex-pat bar owner Rick Blaine (Bogart) has found a comfortable if not lucrative niche under the watchful eye of the local Vichy authority, Captain Renault (Rains). That is, until he finds himself tangled in a web of emotion for lost love, Ilsa (Bergman), newly arrived in Casablanca with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Henreid), a Czech freedom fighter seeking safe passage to America – at any cost.