It’s one of the most frequently requested films on our audience feedback forms, so we’re delighted to present Casablanca as part of our Vintage Screenings series, pairing classic films with great wines.
Guests will enjoy a glass of cava upon arrival at Averys’ historic cellars, along with a selection of cheeses courtesy of award-winning Arch House Deli before the screening. The film itself will be accompanied by a tasting of four carefully selected wines that have connections with key characters and locations – Italian, French, German – as well as a wine from Casablanca, albeit not the one you’d expect…
1942 | U | 98 mins
Humphrey Bogart stars as Rick, the owner of a nightclub in Casablanca during its Vichy France-Nazi occupation in the Second World War. He claims to be an apolitical man, but the chance arrival of his former lover Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) and her resistance fighter husband forces Rick to consider his loyalties, and confront his unresolved feelings for Ilsa.
Starring: Humphrey Bogart | Ingrid Bergman | Paul Henreid
Director: Michael Curtiz
Screenplay: Julius J. Epstein | Philip G. Epstein | Howard Koch
Producer: Hal B. Wallis
THEY SAY: “If we identify strongly with the characters in some movies, then it is no mystery that Casablanca is one of the most popular films ever made. […] Seeing the film over and over again, year after year, I find it never grows over-familiar. It plays like a favorite musical album; the more I know it, the more I like it.” – Roger Ebert, 1996
WE SAY: This Oscar winner (Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay) holds an enduring, legendary status as one of the all-time great films. Combined with some expert wine selections, you’ll be asking us to “pour it again”…
Please note that this event is for over-18s only. Bristol Film Festival reserves the right to refuse entry to anybody who cannot produce valid ID if requested.