Reading and signing at the Penn Bookstore. This event is free and open to the public. Please click the photo for more information
Casablanca at 75: A Refugee Story
Casablanca is one of classical Hollywood's greatest romances, but its underlying story concerns the plight of European refugees, an unusually timely, urgent theme for today.
This event, which focuses on the refugee theme of the film, includes a screening of Casablanca and a conversation with Noah Isenberg, Lang professor of Culture and Media and author of We’ll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie (Norton, 2017), and Alexander Aleinikoff, director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School. Moderated by A.O. Scott of The New York Times.
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Presented by the Department of Culture and Media at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, and the Department of Liberal Studies at The New School for Social Research.
"We'll Always Have Casablanca" at the Leo Baeck Institute at The Center for Jewish History
A screening of Casablanca followed by a conversation between Noah Isenberg and film critic J. Hoberman. The evening is co-sponsored by the Deutsches Haus at NYU and the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU.
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Noah Isenberg Presents We'll Always Have Casablanca
The Harvard Book Store welcomes The New School's director of screen studies and professor of culture and media Noah Isenberg—author of Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins—for a discussion of his latest book, We'll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood's Most Beloved Movie.
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“Such Much?” The Refugee Story and the Émigré Talent Behind Casablanca
Although the legendary, award-winning Hollywood picture Casablanca (1942) has been dubbed “everyone’s favorite émigré film” and “the best refugee film of the war years,” rarely is it discussed in this vein. One of the all-time most cherished love stories and wartime dramas of the studio era may also be seen as one of the earliest and most successful feature films to address the menace of National Socialism, the flight of European refugees, and the personal stories embodied in even the most minor characters portrayed on screen.
Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania's Cinema Studies program. Click the photo for more information.
Noah Isenberg, author of We’ll Always Have ‘Casablanca’: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie, will introduce the 7:00 show on Thursday, December 29.
Isenberg is Professor of Culture and Media at the New School, where he also directs the Screen Studies program. The author, most recently, of Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins (California, 2014), which the New York Times hailed as “a page turner of a biography.” His other books include Detour (British Film Institute, 2008) and Weimar Cinema: An Essential Guide to Classic Films of the Era (Columbia, 2009). He serves as book review editor of Film Quarterly, is a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities, and received a 2015-2016 NEH Public Scholar award.