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September 11, 2012

Gavilan College free noncredit film class 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 12

HOW: Students may register in class, or may call in advance to (408) 848-4859.Grant Richards



Morgan Hill Film Schedule, Fall 2012


September 12th:        Marty (1955)—Delbert Mann / Ernest Borgnine / Betsy Blair

September 19th:        The Trouble With Harry (1955)—Alfred Hitchcock / John Forsythe / Shirley MacLaine

September 26th:        Bagdad Café (1987)—Percy Adlon / Marianne Sagebrecht / Jack Palance

October 3rd:               Big (1988)—Penny Marshall / Tom Hanks / Elizabeth Perkins

October 10th:             Sleepless In Seattle (1993)—Nora Ephron / Tom Hanks / Meg Ryan

October 17th:             Erin Brochovich (2000)—Steven Soderbergh / Julia Roberts / Albert Finney

October 24th:             The Contender (2000)—Rod Lurie / Joan Allen / Gary Oldman / Jeff Bridges

October 31st:              Good Night and Good Luck (2005)—George Clooney / David Strathairn

November 7th:            Up (2009)—Pete Docter & Bob Peterson / Edward Asner / John Ratzenberger

November 14th:          Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)—Stephen Daldry / Tom Hanks / Sandra Bullock

November 21st:          The Descendants (2011)—Alexander Payne / George Clooney / Shailene Woodley

November 28th:          The Artist (2011)—Michel Hazanavicius / Jean Dujardin / Berenice Bejo

December 5th:            Hugo (2011)—Martin Scorsese / Ben Kingsley / Sacha Baron Cohen / Asa Butterfield

December 12th:          The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)—John Madden / Judi Dench / Maggie Smith




Last modified: August 17, 2011
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