Film & Culture

Huaxia New York Central Chinese School
in collaboration with Westchester Community College

Huaxia New York Central Chinese School (HXNYC), the longest continuous-running Chinese school in greater Westchester County, offers classes for kids and teens in Pinyin, the Chinese system of phonetics and simplified Chinese characters. In keeping with its mission of providing a multi-lingual environment for learning Chinese language and culture, the school offers a curriculum spanning from Pre-K to AP Chinese. Cultural enrichment classes include Chinese paper-cutting, martial arts and folk dancing. The school also offers Chinese as Second Language (CSL) classes to parents who are non-native speakers. Continuing education and parent clubs are available as well. / 914-517-0028
Motion Picture Editing
Investigate the importance of motion picture editing, its aesthetics, and narrative nature as seen through the work of premier Hollywood film editors. For those interested in how films are made and how they work, and for the general public interested in movies. Editors to be studied include Thelma Schoonmaker, Michael Kahn, Pietro Scalia, Dede Allen, and others.
CE-FILM 2030, 5 Tues., Jan. 13-Feb. 10, 6:15-9:15 pm, Room TBD, $150 (+ textbook). V LoBrutto. #12784

The Films of Stanley Kubrick
Examine the major films of iconic film director Stanley Kubrick. Film scenes will be introduced, screened, and analyzed. Class discussion is encouraged. Screened film clips include The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dr. Strangelove, Paths of Glory, and more. The instructor is a biographer of Stanley Kubrick. Film buffs and those interested in 20th century cinema will appreciate this course. Handouts will be provided.
CE-FILM 2029, 5 Wed., Jan. 14-Feb. 11, 6:15-9:15 pm, Room TBD, $150 (+ textbook). V LoBrutto. #12783

America in Vietnam via Film
Why did American get involved in Vietnam? Could it have prevailed in the war? How did the war destroy two presidencies and alter the course of American history? Films to be discussed include Full Metal Jacket, Nixon, JFK, Fog of War, The Most Dangerous Man in America, The Quiet American, and Hamburger Hill.
CE-HIST 2019, 4 Wed., Mar. 4-25, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $95. P Gettler. #12769

Matenee del Domingo

Join us for a Spanish film festival and discuss various Spanish movies with your classmates. Discussion in Spanish.
CE-FILM 2031, 10 Sun., Jan. 18-Mar. 22, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $175. E Vernon-Buffa. #12905