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September 19, 2007

Free Film Series for Adults 55+

WHO: Adults 55+

WHAT: Can participate in a free class/film series through the Gavilan College Department of Noncredit Instruction. Humanities 767, "Film Classics" is designed to study the facts, fantasy, history and trivia of classic and modern films. The background and history of each film and its performance will be compared and contrasted. This class is "open entry" meaning that participants do not have to attend all class sessions.

Instructor Grant Richards is a graduate of Gilroy High School and Gavilan College. He earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies at Chico State University, and a B.A. in English from Sacramento State University. He earned an M.A. in English form Sacramento State University. Richards teaches film history and film production at Gavilan College, including Film and Fiction (Engl. 2C), Introduction to the Cinema (Hum 3), American Cinema (Hum 4), and Approaches to Modern Cinema (Hum 10). He is also developing a Film Production major at the college and will be adding several more classes like Screenplay Writing, Foreign Cinema, and numerous Film Production classes.

WHERE and WHEN: Films will be screened at Morgan Hill Community Playhouse on Wednesday afternoons from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., now through December 5.

HOW: Students may register in class, or may call in advance to (408) 848-4800, extension 5116.

Fall Movie Schedule:

Sept. 5th: The General (1927)—Buster Keaton

Sept. 12th: City Lights (1931)—Charlie Chaplin

Sept. 19th: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)—Frank Capra / James Stewart / Jean Arthur

Sept. 26th: The Grapes of Wrath (1940)—John Ford / Henry Fonda

Oct. 10th: The Philadelphia Story (1940)—George Cukor / Katharine Hepburn / Cary Grant / Jimmy Stewart

Oct. 17th: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)—John Huston / Humphrey Bogart / Walter Huston

Oct. 24th: All About Eve (1950)—Joseph L. Mankiewicz / Bette Davis / Anne Baxter / Marilyn Monroe

Oct. 31st: Vertigo (1958)—Alfred Hitchcock / Kim Novak

Nov. 7th: Dr. Strangelove (1963)—Stanley Kubrick / Peter Sellers / George C. Scott

Nov. 14th: My Fair Lady (1964)—George Cukor / Audrey Hepburn / Rex Harrison

Nov. 21st: The Odd Couple (1968)—Gene Saks / Jack Lemmon / Walter Matthau

Nov. 28th: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)—Steven Spielberg / Harrison Ford / Karen Allen

Dec. 5th: Tootsie (1982)—Sydney Pollack / Dustin Hoffman / Jessica Lange / Dabney Coleman / Bill Murray

Dec. 12th: The Shawshank Redemption (1994)—Frank Darabont / Tim Robbins / Morgan Freeman

Dec. 19th: Nowhere in Africa (2001)—Caroline Link / Juliane Kohler / Merab Ninidze


Last modified: August 17, 2011
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