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SENSES OF CINEMA: FILMS FOR THOUGHT
Senses of cinema offers an alternative to Hollywood fare with a program of subtitled, international award-winning foreign language films in 4 or 5 week themed films. Film expert Shelly Isaacs introduces each film and, following the screening, provides a detailed commentary, inviting the audience to participate with questions and comments. Minimum=10, Maximum=45 (Films are subject to change without notice).
INSTRUCTOR: Shelly Isaacs
Session 3: C7 April 13 - May 18
Individual dates: C1 April 13; C2 April 20; C3 April 27; C4 May 4; C5 May 11; C6 May 18
COST per 1 individual date: $12 Resident, $15 Non-resident
per 6-week session (B6): $60 Resident, $75 Non-resident
SESSION 2 THEME: Parlez-Vous Cinema?
The only thing more intoxicating than their wine, more alluring than their sense of style, and more satisfying than their cuisine is the French devotion to cinema. Come and discover six internationally acclaimed and award-winning expressions of life, love, intrigue, betrayal, suspense, and comedy - and why there's nothing like seeing it "en Francais."
4/13 - Jean de Florette (1986)
A classic, Academy Award winning tale of greed, conspiracy, and bloodlines. Jean and his family settle in the Provence seeking to improve their lot in life raising rabbits. But Cesar, A greedy landowner and Ugolin, his backward nephew, conspire to block the only water resource for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell.
4/20/22 - Manon of the Spring (1986)
The sequel to Jeanne de Florette, building on the previous themes and with a dash of revenge. Manon has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside. She is determined to take revenge upon the men responsible for the death of her father, Jean.
4/27/22 - The Girl on the Bridge
This lovely, quirky, winsome, and erotic fairy tale vision is a funny and intriguing twist on Boy Meets Girl.
5/4/22 - I've Loved You For So Long (2008)
In this critically acclaimed and internationally award-winning drama, Kristin Scott Thomas is Juliette, who is getting out of prison after 15 years. Confronted with the unexpected goodness of her younger sister Lea, she becomes part of her family, an dis forced to contend with the bitterness of her life in order to move on.
5/11/22 - In Safe Hands (2018)
A story that dramatically, humanely, and intelligently explores the complexities of the French adoption process and the intricacies and care of the social services system. Following Theo, and unwanted child, from birth to his eventual adoption, we see the lives of all involved toward making it happen.
5/18/22 - Cyrano My Love (2019)
1897, Paris. Edmond Rostand is not yet thirty but already two children and a lot of anxieties. He has not written anything for two years. In desperation, he starts writing this piece which nobody believes. For now, he has only the title: "Cyrano de Bergerac". From a film that blends humor, romance and backstage farce, a classic is born.
SENSES OF CINEMA-FILMS FOR THOUGHT
Senses of Cinema offers an alternative to Hollywood fare with a program of subtitled, international award-winning foreign language films in 4 or 5 week themed formats. Film expert Shelly Isaacs introduces each film and, following the screening, provides a detailed commentary, inviting the audience to participate with questions and comments.
INSTRUCTOR: Shelly Isaacs, Cafe Cinematheque
Session 1: Entire Session: A5, June 22-July 20 (no class 7/6)
Individual Classes: A1, June 22; A2, June 29; A3, July 13; A4-July 20
Session 2: Entire Session: B6, July 27 - August 31 (no class 8/17)
Individual Classes: B1, July 27; B2, August 3; B3, August 10;
B4, August 24; B5, August 31
COST: per 1-week session: $12 Resident, $15 Non-resident
per 4-week session (A): $40 Resident, $50 Non-resident
per 5-week session (B): $50 Resident, $62.50 Non-resident