5:00 PM, 21st May, 2022
Jackson Briggs (Channing Tatum) is a former U.S. Army Ranger suffering from PTSD who is desperate to get back into active combat. Deemed by his superiors as unfit for duty, he spends his days working in a deli – that is, until a unique opportunity presents itself. If Briggs can escort Lulu, the military working dog of a recently-deceased squadmate, across the country to attend the late soldier’s funeral, he will be recommended for an overseas tour. The only catch is that Lulu is a feral killing machine who no one else wants to go near.
And so begins their misadventures as Briggs and Lulu drive each other completely crazy, break laws, evade death, and learn to let their guards down. More than just a buddy comedy, Dog is also a nuanced reflection on the life of veterans after war – of both the human and canine variety.
7:30 PM, 21st May, 2022
Like many studio productions, Casablanca was made (at least by today’s standards) cheaply and quickly, with a script written on the fly – but this is the rare case where everything clicked, and the story and characters emerging from the chaos have attained mythic status.
Celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, the film won three key Oscars: Best Picture, Screenplay and Director. Nominated also was Humphrey Bogart, who shot to superstardom with this role as the hardened and cynical proprietor of Rick’s Café Américain in French Morocco during WWII.
“Everybody comes to Rick’s”, we are told – and among them is Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), a Czech resistance leader on the run from the Nazis. “I stick my neck out for no man,” Rick claims, but will he stick his neck out for Laszlo? And will it make a difference that Victor is now paired with Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), Rick’s former lover?