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Film Appreciation

Film Appreciation with Shlomo Schwartzberg 

The Film Appreciation program aims to examine all facets of cinema, Jewish and non- Jewish, and explore different issues related to film, such as representation, history and relevance to current issues in society. You will be introduced to various films and filmmakers you may not know and, hopefully, come to view movies in a whole new light. 


More Than Maple Syrup: A Look at Canadian Cinema

Wednesdays, Oct 16 -  Nov 06  1:00 - 3:00pm  4 weeks

Over the years, Canadian cinema hasn’t made as much of an impression on the world as other national cinemas have. But we do make good movies and many of them, including The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, The Grey Fox, Les Ordres (The Orders), Jésus de Montréal, Last Night, Monsieur Lazhar, Incendies and Rude, among others, can hold their own with the best of them. This film series will examine the recurring themes in Canadian cinema, why Quebecois movies are different (and often better) than their English Canadian counterparts and how the new generation of Canadian moviemakers is bringing wider diversity to our screens.  



What's so Funny About Comedy?- Part 2   

Wednesdays, Nov 20 - Dec 11 1:00 - 3:00pm  4 weeks 

I continue my look at Film Comedy with an examination of Jewish humour on screen (from The Marx Brothers to Sarah Silverman), the continuing influence of the Saturday Night Live crowd on American film comedy, a deeper look at comic greats Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton and how comedy is depicted around the world.  It may differ from place to place, performer to performer but, ultimately, its goal is to make us laugh. Let’s see how and why that is. Note: you don’t have to have attended the first comedy course to enjoy this one.

Program Type: Education,
Age range: 18 +
Classes Start: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Classes End: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Days of the week: Wednesday
Day Time # of lessons Spots Available Member Value Fee Regular Fee Code
More Than Maple Syrup: A Look at Canadian Cinema
October 16 - November 06
1:00 - 3:00pm
1:00 - 3:00pm 4 CA$48.00 CA$60.00 AASFAPPFA19P
What's So Funny About Comedy?
Part 2
November 20 - December 11
1:00 - 3:00pm
1:00 - 3:00pm 4 CA$48.00 CA$60.00 AASSHLOFA19P

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