Friday 20 May 2016, 2.00-5.00pm, Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

During World War II and the Cold War, Europe served as the setting of numerous Hollywood productions, particularly stories of intrigue and espionage. This event will include a screening of the 1944 spy thriller The Conspirators (a follow-up to Casablanca, set in Lisbon) as well as a conversation with historians Rui Lopes and Martin Shipway about the ways in which US cinema depicted Portugal and other European countries during this historical period.