On Thursday, January 5 at 7 PM, FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) will start its second season of '1st Thursday' movies at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium with the showing of the classic movie, "Casablanca". Casablanca is an American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid, and featuring Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre and Dooley Wilson. Set during World War II, it focuses on a man torn between, in the words of one character, love and virtue. He must choose between his love for a woman and helping her and her Czech Resistance leader husband escape from the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis. Casablanca won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Its characters, dialogue, and music have become iconic, and the film has grown in popularity to the point that it now consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films of all time. The line, "Play it again, Sam", has been woven into our movie culture. The movie is free; donations are appreciated. Other '1st Thursday' films selected by FOLA for the 2012 season include: Lawrence of Arabia, Citizen Kane, On the Waterfront, The Maltese Falcon, Dr. Strangelove, The Manchurian Candidate, Dances With wolves, The African Queen, Bridge Over the River Kwai, The Third Man, and Shane. For information, 228-7239.