Film & Culture

NEW! Russian Short Stories
Discover the best works of short fiction in Russian literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. We’ll explore the culture of the duel, the role of chance, the riddle of death, anatomy of madness, imprisonment and survival, the pathologies of St. Petersburg, terror, and homo sovieticus. Students will examine emotions and passions, customs and mores, and beliefs, fantasies, and dreams typical for Russian literature. Students will compare Russian and American ideas and values, considering cultural similarities as well as differences.
CE-LIT 2029, 5 Mon., June 9-July 7, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $100. M Bolgova. #6071

Reel IQ: 10 Films Everyone Should Know
There’s a reason classics such as Casablanca and Rear Window stand the test of time. This
course examines 10 films that define cinema greatness and created a lasting entertainment legacy.
CE-FILM 2007, 5 Sun., July 13-Aug. 10, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Room TBD, $95. D Griboff. #5801

World War II Via Film
When did World War II really begin and end? How many nations really fought on both sides? What can explain the war’s racial and ethnic atrocities? What were the war’s decisive turning points? Through the use of films, lectures, and discussions, we’ll explore these questions.
CE-HIST 2023, 4 Wed., June 4-25, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $95. P Gettler. #5770


NEW! Anna Karenina:The World of Tolstoy’s Novel
Read and explore Tolstoy’s novel and discuss its moral and philosophical riddles. Discuss Tolstoy’s ideas of Russian life and make sense of his story, characters and images. This reading workshop is designed to re-direct you from stereotypes seen in screen adaptations of Anna Karenina to a multi-leveled universe of the literary masterpiece.
CE-LIT 2027, 4 Thurs., Apr. 10-May 1, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $80. M Bolgova. #14240

History of US Cinema
Explore the history of mainstream cinema from 1850 to the present. Discuss the invention of technology and how the impact of notorious filmmakers have revolutionized U.S. cinema. Topics include the invention of film, the first pioneers of film making, the rise and fall of the Hollywood studio system, the golden ages of film genres, the Hollywood New Wave and cinema in the digital decade.
CE-FILM 2018, 4 Sat., Feb. 8-Mar. 1, 3:30-5:00 pm, Room TBD, $75. A Davies.#13993

Reel IQ: 10 Films Everyone Should Know
There’s a reason classics such as Casablanca and Rear Window stand the test of time. This
course examines 10 films that define cinema greatness and created a lasting entertainment legacy.
CE-FILM 2007, 5 Sun., Jan. 26-Feb. 23, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Room TBD, $95. D Griboff. #13788

America in Vietnam
Why did American get involved in the Vietnam War? What impacts did the war have on the US and the world? How was it both alike and different from other wars the US was involved in? This course, through the use of lectures, discussions, and film clips, will address these questions.
CE-HIST 2019, 4 Wed., Feb. 5-26, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $95. P Gettler. #13789