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Almost Alone: Three Intense Drama Films   

In-Person Class: The Elderwise classroom at the Vineyard Church.

 

This class will feature three films with basically a single actor. There are a few other people in the films, but they are either background or appear only slightly. As a result, the action and dialogue center on a single character. The first film is Guilty (2021) which stunned Cinetopia audiences two years ago. A policeman has been placed in a 911 center while waiting trial for killing a citizen. Next will be Wrecked (2011), in which a man regains consciousness only to find himself in a wrecked car at the bottom of a steep ravine with no memory of who he is or how he got there. Finally, we will watch Arctic (2018). It opens with a man alone after his plane crashed. Then he finds another wreck. The pilot is dead; the female passenger is comatose. The protagonist cares for the unresponsive woman during their arduous journey towards civilization. PLEASE NOTE: The first two films are rated R (language).

 

Susan Nenadic holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in history and English. She is known for her integration of history and literature in teaching, and is the author of several books and articles, including A Purse of Her Own: Occupations of 19th Century Women, and Legendary Locals of Ann Arbor. Susan currently leads Friends of Amoru, a nonprofit organization building a secondary school in Uganda.

 

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