Feb 28, 2017, Center for Jewish History: We’ll Always Have Casablanca

by jhoberman.

In his new book, “We’ll Always Have Casablanca,” film historian Noah Isenberg gives a rich account of this beloved movie’s origins. Through extensive research and interviews with filmmakers, film critics, family members of the cast and crew and diehard fans, Isenberg reveals the myths and realities behind Casablanca’s production, focusing in particular on the central role of refugees — nearly all the actors were immigrants from Hitler’s Europe.

Isenberg will appear for a screening of the film and conversation with film critic, journalist and author J. Hoberman.

Sponsored by Leo Baeck Institute and the New York Institute for the Humanities

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