May 13, 2014


Make it a date night in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden and watch Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca. Before the movie, grab a bite from one of our food vendors or take a stroll through the garden.

  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Music TBD
  • 8 p.m.: Film: Casablanca

Food Vendors: Rue Chow, Crepes a la Cart

Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for NOMA/NOFS Members (Members are allotted 4 tickets at the discounted rate) & children, 7 to 17. Children 6 and under are free.

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About Classic Cinema in the Garden

This outdoor film series in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden will focus on classic movies that represent some of the most highly regarded films from cinema’s “Golden Age” (1927-1963). These films, most of which were created through the Hollywood studio system, are marked by plots that progress through time in a linear way, are based on character driven action (in traditional three acts), and possess the continuity (or “invisible”) editing style. The style is “classical” because it is based on the classical principles of literature and art, those of balance and symmetry.

About Casablanca

One of the most beloved films of all time, this 1943 Best Picture Oscar winner stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in roles that made them cultural icons. Bogart (in an Academy Award-nominated performance) stars as an American expatriate who runs a nightclub in French-controlled Morocco during World War II. And even though he would prefer to sit out the war in his café, the tightening conflict-and his newly rekindled interest in an old flame (Bergman)-eventually forces Rick to take sides. The film won director Michael Curtiz an Academy Award for Best Director and was also nominated for Academy Awards in Cinematography, Editing, and Music.