Casablanca at 75 2017/11/30 13:30:52

The iconic Hollywood movie still draws praise, 75 years after it opened in World War II


Photo: Original ad featuring Casablanca stars Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart

When: Nov. 27, 2017, Monday, 7:00 PM

Where: Deutsches Haus, 420 116th St.

(off Amsterdam Ave.) 

Yuri Shevchuk will introduce the film and lead the discussion.

In Ukrainian and English with English subtitles.

Free and open to the public.


What: Book presentation

When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 12Noon

Where: Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 Int’l Affairs Building),

The Harriman Institute of Columbia University, New York City

This event is free and open to the public.


Who: Olena Nikolayenko (PhD Toronto) Associate Professor, Fordham University.

What: Presentation of her book as titled above

Where: Rm 1219 International Affairs Building. Columbia Univ, NYC

When: 12:00 Noon, Oct 19, 2017

NOTE: Free and open to the public


Self-exiled from Russia, Masha Gessen continues to write about her homeland with unique perspective and understanding. Her books have considerable interest for Ukraine since Russia seems utterly incapable of considering Ukraine a truly independent state, with the subversion of Ukraine the major building block of Vladimir Putin’s obsession of empire.

Andriy Lyubka [pictured] will read excerpts from his novel Carbide, which is a dark comedy about one Ukrainian writer’s romantic attempt to make his people one with the European Union.


When: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Where: Peter Jay Sharp Theater 

416 W. 42nd St.
Price: $25 event only; $45 with book
Click here to buy tickets or for more information from the venue's website

Public invited to this free Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University by Mariana Budjeryn (Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center) entitled “Inheriting the Bomb: Soviet Collapse and Denuclearization of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine, 1990-1994

 September 26, 2017, 12Noon, Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (Room 1219 International Affairs Building) – Free and open to the public


Three portraits of three unforgettable women


[See Editor’s Note below]


One viewer observed that the film “is not about a saint.” Rather, “it is the story of a man who loved and was loved. And by the way, there isn’t any pornography. There are several bed scenes but they as in the anecdote aren’t really past. Soft eroticism, no more than that.  In one scene, the ballerina’s breast is glimpsed – a beautiful one at that.”


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