The Instituto Internacional of Madrid is screening this evening at 7pm, in its second session of the film cycle The Witch Hunt in Hollywood, the film Casablanca, directed in 1942 by Michael Curtiz and played by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in their main roles, along with an excellent cast of actors. Screening in original version (English) with Spanish subtitles.
Casablanca has become one of the most emblematic films of classic Hollywood. However, it was shot with much more modest perspectives, despite all the talent involved, and its success exceeded all expectations. It received three Academy Awards out of the eight it was nominated for and made Humphrey Bogart an icon of the Seventh Art. During the witch-hunt, characters like Rick (Humphrey Bogart) and his anti-fascist crusades would be frowned upon by the Committee on Un-American Activities. In fact, screenwriter Howard Koch, who won an award for his work in the film, would be one of the victims of the blacklist. In 1947 Bogart, like Rick, would fight a losing battle in defence of his fellow Americans, along with many other stars, through the First Amendment Committee. Seating limited by health protocol. Reserve your place at this link.