Film & Culture
NEW! Shoot Film!
Explore the growing popular interest of shooting with film cameras. Yes, you have to wait to see how your photographs turn out; there is no delete button, and you have only 36, or 12, or even 1, chances to commit an idea to an image. But the images are beautiful, with an extraordinary tonal range you don’t get from digital. You’ll also learn how to develop film cheaply and easily and then use your computer to make prints. Explore how to choose and buy a camera (or use one you already have), put it into operating shape, test and calibrate it, and most of all, have fun with it. Designed for any level of expertise, from newbie to working professional. We’ll explore all formats, from 35mm to view camera, and work mostly with B&W (although color is welcome).
CE-PHOTO 2013, 8 Wed., Jan. 15-Mar. 5, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $150. G Miller. #14236
NEW! Hannah Arendt: Her Life and Work
Explore the life and work of Hannah Arendt, a famous German-Jewish émigré, who lived and taught in New York City. Readings will focus on biographical information, her major political theories and the importance of “thinking” for every individual.
CE-LIT 2028, 5 Wed., Feb. 5-Mar. 5, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $95. N Jessica Reifer. #14274
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