Classic Film Viewing and Discussion: Casablanca (1942) [F-20-3]

Presenter: Ginny Schwartz
Location: Zoom
Classes: 1 Session 3.5 hours
Dates: Tue 1:00 PM 10/20
Status: CLOSED

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This course will feature the Classic Film Casablanca. An introduction by Ginny Schartz will be followed by individual watching of the film and then followed by a discussion with all participants about the film.

Casablanca (1942) is an American film starring Humphrey Bogart and Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning Best Picture, Best Director, and best Screenplay. This film is on virtually every best film list in existence, including: number two on the 1998 AFI “100 years...100 movies” list. This film is especially interesting because of the historical and cultural context of the time it was produced and released. According to film critic, Lenard Maltin, “Casablanca” is the best Hollywood movie of all time. Although many of us have already seen this film, it is a special film that can be enjoyed many times.

Ginny’s work at St. Lawrence University has included many years of teaching film related courses. Her PhD in American Culture Studies featured film studies. Her primary personal and academic film interest is film noir.

Recording of the 1st part of the class: Introduction to Casablanca

Recording of the third part of the class: Discussion after watching Casablanca

Special Instructions: You will be emailed a Zoom invite a few days before the class starts. Click on the link in the invite to open your Zoom app.

Cap: 12

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