Special Cinema: Casablanca
Originally intended as a WW2 propaganda film, it remains a wonderful blend of bittersweet romance, wisecracking comedy and wartime intrigue
SPECIAL 75TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING
Three words – MAGIC, MAGIC, MAGIC…
As time goes by (seven and a half decades no less) and the appeal of Casablanca shows no sign of abating. The legendary Bogie is laconic nightclub–owner Rick, whose life in Casablanca is turned upside down by the arrival of former lover Elsa (Ingrid Bergman).
Won 3 Oscars®
As part of this year’s 30th Anniversary celebrations, Foyle Film Festival presents a series of screenings targeted at those living with special needs, such as Dementia, physical and mental challenges, their families and carers.
Films will screen with lights on low level, with no adverts or trailers and the audience will be free to move around, or sing along to any musical number if they so wish. Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits will be served half an hour before the film to give people the chance to meet and socialise, and to familiarise themselves with the venue.
Tickets at special reduced price of £1pp.
“Arguably, cinema’s greatest “accidental masterpiece”, it still amounts to some hill of beans.”
- Wally Hammond, Time Out