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Film Appreciation with Shlomo Schwartzberg - Fall

America’s Concerns: How the Movies Have Tackled Issues That Matter to the Voting Public: Wednesdays 

The 2016 U.S. presidential campaign raised many issues that galvanized and split the American voting public, from the longstanding ones of abortion rights and environmental protections to more recent concerns, such as terrorism, media bias, illegal immigration, and the plight of the working class. This course will examine how Hollywood and independent cinema has depicted these issues and others, including race relations and U.S. interactions with its allies and enemies over the years. We’ll also look at significant classic films, such as All the King’s Men, A Face in the Crowd, The Manchurian Candidate, and All the President’s Men, films that have dealt with demagoguery, political manipulation, and corruption, issues that resonate no matter who is in power. 



A Filmmaker, A Country: Wednesdays 

The late Toronto-based programmer David Overbey once said movies were not a bad way to learn about another country’s culture. Often, great filmmakers come to represent their country, at home and abroad, simply because they evince a deep curiosity about what makes their homeland tick, in terms of its people, its history, and its interactions with outsiders and their influences. This course will look at some of the finest directors, both living and dead, and how their movies reveal the various strands of society and culture manifest in their country’s life. From the late Italian director Francesco Rosi (Illustrious Corpses, Three Brothers) and the late Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai, The Bad Sleep Well) to current directors like France’s Olivier Assayas (Summer Hours, Carlos) and American director David Fincher (Zodiac, The Social Network) as well as Israel’s Eytan Fox and Iran’s Jafar Panahi, among others, we’ll look at those movies which have come to define their countries and how and why they’ve made the impact that they have.

Program Type: Education,
Age range: 18+
Classes Start: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Classes End: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Days of the week: Wednesday
Day Time # of lessons Spots Available Member Value Fee Regular Fee Code
America’s Concerns: How the Movies Have Tackled Issues That Matter to the Voting Public: Wednesdays Oct.11-Nov.15 1:00-3:00 PM 6 CA$72.00 CA$90.00 AASACHMFA17P
A Filmmaker, A Country: Wednesdays Nov.22-Dec.13 1:00-3:00 PM 4 CA$48.00 CA$60.00 AASAFACFA17P


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    America’s Concerns: How the Movies Have Tackled Issues That Matter to the Voting Public: Wednesdays Oct.11-Nov.15

    The 2016 U.S. presidential campaign raised many issues that galvanized and split the American voting public, from the longstanding ones of abortion rights and environmental protections to more recent concerns, such as terrorism, media bias, illegal immigration, and the plight of the working class. This course will examine how Hollywood and independent cinema has depicted these issues and others, including race relations and U.S. interactions with its allies and enemies over the years. We’ll also look at significant classic films, such as All the King’s Men, A Face in the Crowd, The Manchurian Candidate, and All the President’s Men, films that have dealt with demagoguery, political manipulation, and corruption, issues that resonate no matter who is in power. 



    A Filmmaker, A Country: Wednesdays Nov.22-Dec.13

    The late Toronto-based programmer David Overbey once said movies were not a bad way to learn about another country’s culture. Often, great filmmakers come to represent their country, at home and abroad, simply because they evince a deep curiosity about what makes their homeland tick, in terms of its people, its history, and its interactions with outsiders and their influences. This course will look at some of the finest directors, both living and dead, and how their movies reveal the various strands of society and culture manifest in their country’s life. From the late Italian director Francesco Rosi (Illustrious Corpses, Three Brothers) and the late Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai, The Bad Sleep Well) to current directors like France’s Olivier Assayas (Summer Hours, Carlos) and American director David Fincher (Zodiac, The Social Network) as well as Israel’s Eytan Fox and Iran’s Jafar Panahi, among others, we’ll look at those movies which have come to define their countries and how and why they’ve made the impact that they have.


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    Time 1:00-3:00
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    Day of the week Wednesday
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