Skip to main content
Intellect

"Play it again, Sam": BYU film series to screen "Casablanca" Jan. 13

The Special Collections Motion Picture Archive Film Series at Brigham Young University will open its seventh year by screening “Casablanca,” the classic movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, on Friday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium on the first level.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Children eight years and older are welcome. No food or drink is permitted in the auditorium.

A film that produced many memorable lines of dialogue, “Casablanca” attained fame when the Allied troops landed in the Moroccan city, making its name legendary. Casablanca also served as the site of war conferences involving Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin.

The wartime romantic drama follows Rick Blaine, an expatriate American saloon owner, and Ilsa, the woman who ran out on him but comes back into his life with her husband to obtain valuable exit visas to freedom that only Rick can get.

A top-ten pick of almost every list of all-time movie favorites, “Casablanca” received eight Academy Award nominations and won three for best picture, screenplay and director.

"This is a very rare opportunity to see this famous movie the way it was meant to be seen, on film and on the big screen," says James D'Arc, series director and curator of the BYU film archive.

For more information, contact James D’Arc at (801) 422-6371 or visit sc.lib.byu.edu for a complete season schedule.

Writer: Brian Rust

Related Articles
data-content-type="article"
September 25, 2020
Dr. Eggington has had plenty of exciting moments as a forensic linguist. What he really cares about—why he became a linguistics professor to begin with—is using his knowledge of language to help others.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"
September 23, 2020
BYU student- and faculty-run weather station sees record-high temperatures and little rain this summer.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"
September 09, 2020
A collaborative album between the BYU Chamber Orchestra and Broadway superstar Lea Salonga, “The Story of My Life: Lea Salonga Live from Manila,” recently received the 2020 BroadwayWorld Album Award for Best New EP/Solo Release.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=