November 21, 2013

Casablanca Showing at William Monroe High This Friday

As part of their monthly classic movie series, the William Monroe High School Theater Department and the Academic Events committee has selected Casablanca (1942) for Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.

The program will begin at 7 pm in the Cinema at the WMHS Performing Arts Center.

Admission is free and open to the public, as well as WMHS students and faculty.

Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. All concession stand purchases will benefit the performing arts department and the spring musical.

William Monroe High School is located at 254 Monroe Drive, in Standardsville, VA. The school may be contacted at (434) 985-5273.

The committee’s goal is to select movies that are culturally significant, as well as family-friendly, in order to educate the community about the history and importance of film.

Though originally released over Thanksgiving in 1942, Casablanca went into wide release in January 1943 and took the Oscar for “Best Picture of 1943”.

In The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin details the making of Casablanca. It was a movie to which Peter attached little importance but remains one of his best-inown – even though his actual screen time is approximately 8 minutes and his character is dispatched within the first half hour.

The Lost One is available in both hard-back and soft-bound, as well as the Nook and Kindle.

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