AMERICAN MOVIE MONTH: Fall in love with Casablanca

KATHMANDU: The love story between Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart has already gone down in history, and will probably end up being as eternal as Romeo and Juliet. At the same time, Casablanca is filled with colourful supporting characters who make it humorous, melodramatic, and even adventuresome all at the same time.

In World War II Casablanca, Rick Blaine, exiled American and former freedom fighter, runs the most popular nightspot in town. The cynical lone wolf Blaine comes into the possession of two valuable letters of transit. When Nazi Major Strasser arrives in Casablanca, the sycophantic police Captain Renault does what he can to please him, including detaining Czech underground leader Victor Laszlo. Much to Blaine’s surprise, Lazslo is with Ilsa, Blaine’s one time love. He is very bitter towards Ilsa, who ran out on him in Paris, but when he learns she had good reason to, they plan to run off together again using the letters of transit.

This film is being screened on March 10 as part of the American Movie Month by the American Library here. Seating is limited to the first 40 people in the door, and the film will begin promptly at 9 am. For details call 4445577