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Jewish Influence on American Film and Television
Jewish directors and producers were largely responsible for the birth of the movies in America. Movies like Good Morning Vietnam, The Producers, Some Like It Hot, Norma Rae, and dozens of other Jewish-directed films held up a critical lens to American society. TV writers like Mel Brooks, Woody Allen and Neil Simon brought Jewish humor into America’s living rooms. Jewish characters and themes on television brought the problem of negative ethnic stereotypes into the national conversation, courtesy of Rhoda Morganstern, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David and even All In The Family.
CE-FILM 2042VA, 2 Tue., Feb. 26 & Mar. 5, 1:30-3:30 pm, KNC-4, $50. S Hantman. #13413
History of Horror Films (1890’s-1970’s)
Join this fun, nostalgic class that covers the history of horror films from the silent era all the way up to the 1980s. Included are silent era classics such as Nosferatu, Phantom of The Opera, and London at Night; and a series of talkies that include the Dracula, Frankenstein, Mummy, and Wolfman movies of the 1930s and the 1940s. Discover stories about horror movie stars such as Lon Chaney, Jr./Sr., Bela Lugosi, Peter Lorre, Vincent Price, and more. Discuss how many of the classic horror films gained a second life with television horror film hosts such as John Zacherle (The Cool Ghoul) and Elvira (Mistress of the Dark).
CE-FILM 2039, 4 Sat., Apr. 6-27, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3, $95. L DiMartino. #13073
Science Fiction Movies of the 1950s & ‘60s
Remember when Saturdays at the local movie theater was an anticipated event featuring the science fiction movies of the 1950s & ‘60s? Come reminisce about the “golden age of sci-fi” and learn about some of these classic films from the past. Discuss and watch film trailers for films with nuclear accidents, space and alien invasions, creatures from beneath the earth and sea, and mad scientists!
CE-FILM 2040, 1 Sat., May 11, 12:30-2:30 pm, KNC-4, $25. L DiMartino. #13295
Friendly Horror Film Rivals: Bela Lugosi & Boris Karloff
These two highly talented actors created some of the best Hollywood horror films of all time and set the standard for films and other actors to follow. Learn about their colorful backgrounds and some of the great horror film roles that they created on film, including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy and others. This program is a must for those who want to learn more about these two actors and their relationship with each other.
CE-FILM 2041, 1 Sat., May 11, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-4, $25. L DiMartino. #13398
Antologia del Cinema Italiano: Anthology of Italian Cinema
(see page 33)