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August 27, 2009

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., September 2 through December 16.

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

September 2nd:        The Gold Rush (1925—Charles Chaplin / Mack Swain)
September 9th:        Mr. Deeds Is Coming To Town (1936—Frank Capra / Gary Cooper / Jean Arthur)
September 16th:    The Maltese Falcon (1941—John Huston / Humphrey Bogart / Peter Lorre)
September 23rd:    And Then There Were None (1945—Rene Clair / Barry Fitzgerald / Walter Huston)
September 30th:    Gentleman's Agreement (1947—Elia Kazan / Gregory Peck / John Garfield)
October 7th:        Rope (1948—Alfred Hitchcock / James Stewart / Douglas Dick)
October 14th:        A Place In the Sun (1951—George Stevens / Montgomery Clift / Elizabeth Taylor)
October 21st:        Witness For the Prosecution (1957—Billy Wilder / Tyrone Power / Marlene Dietrich)
October 28th:        Bonnie and Clyde (1967—Arthur Penn / Warren Beatty / Faye Dunaway)
November 4th:        Ordinary People (1980—Robert Redford / Donald Sutherland / May Tyler Moore)
November 11th:    Field of Dreams (1989—Phil Alden Robinson / Kevin Costner / James Earl Jones)
November 18th:    When Harry Met Sally (1989—Rob Reiner / Billy Crystal / Meg Ryan / Carrie Fisher)
November 25th:    The Majestic (2001—Frank Darabont / Jim Carrey / Laurie Holden / Ron Rifkin)
December 2nd:        Chicago (2002—Rob Marshall / Richard Gere / Renee Zellweger / John C. Reilly)
December 9th:        Seabiscuit (2003—Gary Ross / Tobey Maguire / Jeff Bridges / Chris Cooper)
December 16th:    Cinderella Man (2005—Ron Howard / Russell Crowe / Renee Zellweger)

You Can’t Take It With You (1938)
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Double Indemnity (1944)
Lifeboat (1944)
The Yearling (1946)
My Darling Clementine (1946)
As Good As It Gets (1997)
Rudy (1993)
Something’s Gotta Give (2004)


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