THE HISTORY OF FILM LECTURE SERIES
Thursdays, January 28 – February 11
1 – 2pm | Virtual
Members: FREE with RSVP
Public: $10 for Full Series; $5/Ticket
Joining us live from Brooklyn, New York to lead this three-part virtual series is Brian Rose. Brian is a professor emeritus at Fordham University, where he taught for 38 years in the Department of Communication and Media Studies. He’s written several books on television history and cultural programming, conducting more than a hundred Q&A’s with leading directors, actors, and writers.
• January 28: The Golden Age of Hollywood
This presentation will examine the forces that made Hollywood the giant of global film-making and the special nature of its achievements during its Golden Age, including discussions of studio politics and economics, the star system, and the nature of the movie-going experience.
• February 4: Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks: The Grandmasters of American Comedy
Let’s learn about these giants of American comedy! This presentation will examine their extraordinary achievements, beginning with their work together on Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows and their creation of the 2000 Year Old Man, to their individual accomplishments as writers, directors, and performers.
• February 11: From the Jazz Singer to A Star Is Born: A History of the Movie Musical
This presentation will look at the fascinating history of unique format, and include more than thirty excerpts, featuring artists like Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, the Nicholas brothers, Busby Berkeley, Gene Kelly, and the Beatles.
Thank you to our film series sponsor Dedicated Senior Medical Center.
Sponsor: Mayerson JCC 60 & Better