Casablanca - The Cinematheque Premieres Its Very First Movie in Sarasota

Casablanca – The Cinematheque Premieres Its Very First Movie in Sarasota

The Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) now offers a year-round Cinematheque program that brings classic American and foreign movies to local audiences. The Cinematheque presents a rare opportunity to see the best films from the history of cinema on the big screen. Each screening will be preceded by an introduction from a film personality to make the viewing experience even more enriching.

The series will launch with one of the greatest and most romantic Hollywood movies. Moody Bogie, stunning Ingrid Bergman, “we’ll always have Paris!” – Casablanca has become part of the global culture, showing up regularly on the lists of the top ten best films ever made. The legendary 1942 motion picture tells the story of a heroic nightclub owner who tries to save his old flame from Nazis in Morocco. A captivating wartime adventure, romance and intrigue.

The Cinematheque will show Casablanca on Saturday December 1, 2018 in SarasotaThe Casablanca showing will be on Saturday, December 1st at 6pm at 500 Tallevast Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243. Snacks and refreshments will be available. Guests are invited to stay after the movie to chat with other cinephiles.

The Cinematheque program continues on December 14th with the showing of Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece Rashomon (1950).

For more information visit  SFF website 



About the The Sarasota Film Festival:

Named in ‘Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World’ and held annually in Sarasota, Florida, the Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) emphasizes the best in cinema alongside exciting programs and events, with more than 200 films screened each year including features, documentaries, shorts, and kid-friendly picks. Entering our 21st year, we’re proud to bring the best new and established filmmakers to our Festival. This year, the festival will take place on April 5th – 14th 2019. SFF also plays a key role in the community with its year-round educational programs, including the classic film Cinematheque, family Moonlight Movies, as well as workshops, classes and camps.

Photo courtesy of Casablance FB page and Sarasota Film Festival.

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