Lifelong Learning: Politics in Film | Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

Lifelong Learning: Politics in Film

Mon, September 16, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Harry Chotiner to explore what makes a film political and what makes a good political film?

Over the three sessions, view three films: one which is transparently political and two that are not as explicitly political.

In our discussions, interrogate the label "political," explore our understandings of the film's political implicit and explicit political values, and see whether these films are political in similar or distinct ways.

Analyze what makes a good film; ask whether a "good film" can fail as a "political film", and, similarly, whether a film we might think is weak can still be a good political film.

Finally, look at what were the political lessons these films tried to engage and whether they were successful in conveying those political values and why. We will view Lone Star (USA), and Cache (France) and decide on the third film once the class is underway.

3 Classes: Mondays
September 9,
September 16,
September 23 

$18 Adv Per Class
$20 Day of

Location: Kurland Lounge

Please call 415.444.8000 to register.

Registrations are non-refundable.

Fees do not cover the cost of programs! Lifelong 
Learning lectures are made possible, in part, by Donors to the Osher Marin JCC’s Annual Fund in support of Adult & Senior Programs To make a gift in support of our lecture series, please click here and designate your gift to "Adult Learning & Living".