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Centering the Masses: My Favorite Things 2 – Casablanca
Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
On select Thursdays (and occasional Tuesdays), various friends of Visual Communications — individuals, filmmakers, activists, and stakeholders from Little Tokyo and various endangered communities — will screen feature-length films that have moved and influenced them, sparked their creativity, or prompted them into action. By looking at this selection, it’s clear that films speak to the human condition, or leave an indelible impression on the public. From romantic comedies, social melodramas, to action and adventure tales, cinema has never failed to offer pointed and wry commentary on matters such as race, class, social and economic strata. So let’s see what moves this small grouping of individuals…
All events below will be at 341 FSN (341 E 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012).
FREE ADMISSION. Capacity is limited. Informal seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
PROGRAM TWO | Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Presented by JEFF CHOP
(1943, Dir.: Michael Curtiz)
Rick Blaine, a cynical world-weary ex-pat, runs a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco during the early stages of WWII. Despite the pressure he constantly receives from local authorities, Rick’s Café Américain has become a kind of haven for refugees seeking to obtain illicit letters that will help them escape to America. But when Ilsa, Rick’s former lover, and her husband show up one day, Rick faces a tough challenge which will bring up unforeseen complications, heartbreak and ultimately an excruciating decision to make.