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Here’s looking at you, friends of Carleton University…

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Film Studies program (School for Studies in Art and Culture) invite you to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Casablanca with a free screening and discussion of the iconic Hollywood film.

Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, the classic wartime melodrama made its debut in theatres on November 26th, 1942.

As fate would have it, 1942 was also the year a group of visionary citizens opened the doors of Carleton College in Ottawa to students building their careers after the Depression and military service in the Second World War. 75 years later, Carleton University is now a leading post-secondary institution, one that has provided a unique educational experience to more than 145,000 graduates over seven decades.

Professor Marc Furstenau

The evening will be hosted by Dr. Marc Furstenau, Associate Professor and Director of the Film Studies program. He will introduce and briefly consider the significance of Casablanca. The program will include a Warner Brothers short film and cartoon from the time, as well as excerpts from early Carleton University promotional films.

We’ll always have the Richcraft Hall Theatre…

Join us at the Carleton Campus Cinema, in the Richcraft Hall Theatre (room 2200), on Sunday, November 26th at 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm for Carleton University and Casablanca 75th birthday festivities. An informal reception will follow the film and discussion. There will be a wine bar, snacks, and, of course, unlimited popcorn will be provided throughout the evening.

All members of the Carleton community and beyond are invited. We’re hoping this could be the start of a beautiful friendship!

Read more on Professor Marc Furstenau and the Casablanca event at Carleton Stories.

  • Snacks and coffee provided
  • Popcorn at 6 pm Screening at 6:30 pm
  • Reception and wine bar at 8:30 pm

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Photo Credit: By Trailer screenshot (Casablanca trailer) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons and
Flickr, Casablanca. Locandina per il film “Casablanca” (1942) di Michael Curtiz.
Breve Storia del Cinema – Hollywood e il cinema classico: brevestoriadelcinema.altervista.org/17-1.html [Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)]

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