CASABLANCA introduced by author Noah Isenberg
Thursday, December 29, 7:00 show
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. Advance copies of We’ll Always Have ‘Casablanca’ will be available at our concession from December 28 to January 3 only– months ahead of the official publication date. Isenberg will sign copies of his book following Thursday's 7:00 show.
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.
You can read an excerpt of We’ll Always Have ‘Casablanca’ here.
“Somehow both scholarly and sprightly, Noah Isenberg’s prismatic portrait of Casablanca manages to inform even as it delights. This rigorous, rollicking book shows us the ways that familiar tale has continued to shift in meaning and expand in scope as time goes by.”
– Dana Stevens, Slate film critic